New Registration Tool

New for the 2009-10 season, USA Hockey is offering an end-to-end electronic solution for member programs to administrate and process their local registration online using a new EMS Registration Management Tool.

For the first time, local organizations will be able to log on to the USA Hockey Web platform and administrate and process their local registration without the need for additional software, a Web site or advanced technical expertise.

The EMS tool has been developed with local registrars in mind, providing a non-technical interface that allows the registrar to enter some basic information and publish a local registration process that not only integrates with USA Hockey’s National database, but also produces a data file that will upload directly to Cyber Sport registration software, so that the registration process can be completed. (Note: USA Hockey Cyber Sport Registration Software is still required for all programs.)

Features and Benefits of the EMS-RMT:
• Free to all USA Hockey member organizations
• No special software to install
• No technical expertise or technical implementation required
• Full integration with the USA Hockey National Database for downloading online confirmation number data
• Export Cyber Sport-ready registration files to complete your registration with USA Hockey
• Customizable local registration forms
• Accepts online payments
• Unlimited registration events
• No Web site necessary

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Catch Annual Congress Events On Your Computer

You don’t have to be in Colorado Springs this June to stay in the loop. USA Hockey will provide a video archive of its two town hall open sessions and its board of directors meeting during Annual Congress, which will be held June 3-6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The first town hall meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. on June 4, and will focus on the American Development Model. The second town hall meeting will deal with issues of growth and governance, and will start at 1 p.m. on June 4. Each town hall meeting will last for approximately 90 minutes.
The board of directors meeting will take place on June 6 and will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until approximately 12:30. This year’s meeting will feature voting on rule change proposals. At the present time, there are approximately 140 rule change proposals being considered to take effect starting with the 2009-10 season.
Log on to to watch the video archive of these important meetings.

Caracappa Named 2009-10 Fishman Intern

Matt Caracappa of Randolph, N.J., has been named the 2009-10 Brian Fishman Intern. He will work in the media and public relations department at USA Hockey’s national office in Colorado Springs beginning in June.

A 2008 graduate of Penn State University, Caracappa interned in the media relations departments of the New York Rangers and State College Spikes, the minor league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

While at Penn State, Caracappa also co-anchored a weekly hockey show on the student-run radio station, and was a three-year member of the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Div. II hockey team.

Recently, Caracappa served as the athletic communications intern for Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., where he was responsible for the Web site for the University’s 21 Div. I athletic programs.


Lori Kiegerl of Lenexa, Mo.Lori Kiegerl of Lenexa, Mo.As a dedicated hockey mom of four players ranging from Bantams to Atoms, Lori has volunteered her time to tirelessly promote youth hockey in the Kansas City area for the past 10 years.

She is currently serving as the president of the non-profit KC JR Outlaws Amateur Hockey Association. She has also worked as a team manager, division director, league administrator, league secretary, as well as league vice president.

Lori has three boys, Zack (15), Alex (12) & Jake (6) as well as daughter Lauren (10) all playing in different divisions. She spends more time at the rink than most people.

“I volunteer for my children and enjoy watching them excel at the sport they love,” she says.

photos - Mauro Sarri, USA Hockey




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