The Metro High School Athletic Association

Date: Monday January 19th, 2015.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Halifax West



Jason Scott


Scott Pellerine


Jean Francois Valade


Tamara Muise


Jill Jeffrey


Susan Beazley


David Algee

JL Ilsley

Jordan Lewis


Steve Wilcox


Trevor Doyle


Adam White


Mike Smeltzer


Tim McGarrigle


Bob Mayo


Ray Robertson


Steve Harris


Erica Ens


Peter Halley


Donna Duggan


Patrick Hatfield



Sends regrets:


Annette Sherlock


Guy Fortin


Craig Janc




The meeting opened at 7:07 p.m.



Meeting was chaired by Donna Duggan.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES for November 2014.

Moved: Peter H.

Seconded: Steve W. Minutes Approved



The Chair, Donna Duggan reported the following financial information:

Shares: $ 360.37

Plan 24: $ 20.33

Equity: $ 10.00

Cheque: $ 16973.05






Trevor gave a verbal report. Basketball Regionals: Schools will need to have schedules in to him as soon as possible. Concerned with boys JV, we have 9 teams declared. We need to decide how we are going to do this Regional Playoff. A 10 team bracket will be played, highest seed team will host a game. Rugby coaches need to be certified with the on-line course through NSSAF in order to coach. Appeal for a suspension for a basketball coachp; it was overturned though discussions with the Principal and circumstances were considered to allow the overturning of the call. Talked to a parent about what will happen when the call is wrong in a basketball game. We need to take the officials word on a call and follow through on their call. If the referee makes the call and backs it up, and does not change that call and admit it was a mistake. We do not have the right or power to overturn the call. If we want the rules changed in the NSSAF handbook it needs to go through the workshops and the Board of Governors. I would like to work through a better way if someone has some ideas. Jill will send some ideas out that she is waiting for her Principal to sign off.


Boys Hockey HW: Mike Smeltzer/Frank Hubley.

Frank feels that it has been a very bad year for officials and is proposing some sort of evaluation for them. Not a good feel that the four man system is working.

b. Girls Hockey- JLI: David Algee

Feb 23rd and 24th is the Regionals at BMO.

c. Boys A Basketball CIT: Steve Harris

Standings and schedule is out every Sunday night. Playoffs are listed in this. I will get out as much information as I can. Feb 17,18, 19, and 20th gym time is very important. We will be hosting qualifiers on the 27th weekend. I am open for discussion on tiering next season, just get a feel from your coaches.

d. Girls A Basketball DART: Peter Halley

Going well. Playoff structure is still being worked on. We will go with majority from the opinion of coaches how it will look. I will get it out to you as soon as I know.

e. Boys B Basketball FOUNT : Jason Scott/ Peter Moores

League is going well. Teams who need to reschedule are discussing it to make the games happen.

f. Girls B Basketball S.H. :Annette Sherlock

League is going well. Playoff format is set.

g. Wrestling - LOCK - Steve Wilcox

Information will be out by next week.

h. Curling - SJA/HW - Scott Pellerine, Melina MacNeil, AG McRae

Place - Mayflower Curling Club

Dates - February 23, 25, 27 with March 2 as the alternate weather date.

Times - 8:30 -3:30 each day

Format - double knockout or round robin/playoffs depending on number of teams

Cost - TBA (depends on number of teams)

i. Cheerleading-

Dartmouth High is the only Metro team.

j. Boys Rugby- CH - Steve Lennihan

Information will be sent out next week.

k. Girls Rugby - SJA- Scott Pellerine/ Lindsay Hilton

Email has been sent out by Lindsay. A league meeting is proposed for this Thursday night at 7pm at SJA. If anyone did not get this information just email me (Scott) and I will froward it to you.

l. Badminton County - LOCK - Steve Wilcox

Dates will be looked at and sent out.

m. Badminton City -

J.L. will host Senior high.

Citadel will host Intermediate City

We are looking at getting a third high school to host one Jr. high day. CPA may have someone that can do this.

n. Field Lacrosse - SJA - Scott Pellerine/ Brendon Smithson

A summary of the league last year and how it will be structured this year was sent out this week. If you want to get your team in the league, email me (Scott) or Brendon Smithson by April 1st. Cost is $500 per team, season is starting week of April 20th and will end near the end of May. This year they are hoping to get games on all three turf fields in Metro.

o. Box Lacrosse - HW - Mike Smeltzer

Looking at doing the tournament the second week of April. Information will be sent to schools.

p. Skiing - CH - Derek Nichols/Pat Hatfield

Information was sent out by email on January 13th from Derek Nichols via Donna Duggan. All start dates are include in the email. First race is Tuesday February 10th. @ Wentworth. Then 17th and 24th all at Wentworth. Must complete in at least 2 races to qualify.

q. Snowboarding - Aub/Citadel

At Martock on Feb 23rd and 26th are regionals. March 2nd and 9th are provincials.

r. Track and Field: County: May 19, 20. City: May 21, 22. Rain date is May 25th. Regionals: May 27, 28 and May 29th is the rain date. June 5th 6th are Provincials.

9. New Business

Bob Mayo: Wondering about shutting down two weeks before exams: all games and practices? Are other schools being told this as well? What about clothing at the end of the year for a thank you at a banquet? It is being classified as personal gain and may not be able to happen??

Peter H. Wondering about bringing someone in to talk to is about leadership and school sports. He will send out information about the group who is doing this across the country.



Meeting Adjourned at 8:40 pm

Moved: Sue B.

Seconded: Peter H.

Next meeting will be Monday February 23rd at Halifax West 7 pm.

If you have anything you wish to add to the agenda, please contact Donna Duggan or Scott Pellerine one week prior to the next meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Scott Pellerine