The Metro High School Athletic Association

Date: Monday, November 27th, 2006.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Halifax West High School




Paula Syms                   Lockview                                 Sue McMaster             SJA 

Donna Duggan              HFW                                       Darrell Dempster          NSSAF/CH    

Tim McGarrigle            Grammar                                  Sue Beazley                  Armbrae

Ray Robertson             CPA                                        Steve Brine                   Eastern Shore

Ryan Connors             QEH                                         Trevor Doyle                St Pat’s           

John MacDonald          Prince Andrew                         Colin Bush                    Auburn

Sue McMaster             Sir John A                                Bruce Chanter             Lockview

 Kevin Epp                   Dartmouth High                        Kyle Burchell                Millwood


Sends Regrets:                                                   

Frank Hubley               HW                                         

Annette Sherlock          Sacred Heart                           








The meeting opened at 7:05 p.m. and was chaired by Paula Syms.


2.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES – October 23rd, 2006.

     Moved: Steve Brine (ES)

Seconded:  Susan Beazley (ARM)



a.      The treasurer, Donna Duggan, reported the following financial


      Shares         $  360.37 

      Plan 24        $    20.17

      Checking     $ 6023.71

      Equity          $    10.00


Banners will be ordered for the next two years.           



A letter was received from SJA principal Terry Wadden. Issues regarding security at hockey games (and other sports) were discussed. A letter will be sent to principals to explain the expectations for security and the need for administration and staff to be on site for games.





Motion # 1


The Metro High School Soccer ruling of 2 yellow cards equaling a game suspension be changed to 3 yellow cards before a game suspension is levied.


For         13

Against    0                Motion Carried

Abstain   0



Motion #2


Hitting to the Head: 2 minutes


First Offense: Game misconduct - Which means the player will miss the remainder of the game plus the next game except in the last 10 minutes when an extra game is added. (2 games)


Second offense: Suspended from the game being played in the first 35 minutes - 2 games.  In last 10 minutes add 1 additional game. (3 games)


Third Offense: Indefinite suspension.  Reviewed by league coordinator and NSSAF.


For         0

Against   3                 Motion Defeated

Abstain   9

                                  *Needs further discussion.



Codes of Discipline: Boys Hockey

  Motion #3

Hitting to the Head: 5 minutes

First Offence: Suspension from the game being played plus two- others unless it is in the last 10 minutes of the game - add 1 game.  (3 games)

Second Offence: Suspension from the game being played plus four- others unless it is in the last 10 minutes of the game - add 1 game. (5 games)

Third Offence:  Indefinite suspension.  Reviewed by league coordinator and NSSAF

For         6

Against   0                 Motion Carried     

Abstain   7




     Darrell Dempster gave a verbal report.

December 4th is the basketball declaration date.

Schools did not send requested volleyball information to the Regional coordinator which made seeding for provincials difficult.





a. Girls’ Soccer A: Halifax West: Frank Hubley

Donna Duggan submitted a written report.  

More information will be sent to schools regarding soccer bills.


b. Girls’ Soccer B: Armbrae: Sue Beazley

Sue Beazley gave a verbal report.


c. Boys’ Volleyball: St. Pat’s: Trevor Doyle

Trevor Doyle submitted a written report.


d. Girls’ Volleyball: JL Ilsley: Kevin Julien


e. Boys’ Baseball: Sackville: Mary Coughran



f. Boys’ Basketball (A): Prince Andrew: John MacDonald/Brad Martin

John MacDonald submitted a written report.

Concerns were raised regarding the CIS rules and the possibility of the new ball size. Information will be sent to schools.

Discussion of a statistician was discussed.


g. Boys’ Basketball (B): Prince Andrew: John MacDonald/Brad Martin

John MacDonald submitted a written report.


h. Girls Basketball (A): Dartmouth: Kevin Epp

Kevin Epp gave a verbal report.

Please make sure your results are sent in.


i. Girls Basketball (B): Sacred Heart: Annette Sherlock

Donna Duggan gave a verbal report.


j. Boy’s Hockey: Cole Harbour: Reg Bezanson/Darrell Dempster

Nothing at this time.


k. Girls’ Hockey: Auburn: Paul Bates/Dan Ray

Concerns were raised regarding the number of officials on the ice during the girl’s hockey games. It is a Metro ruling from June 2005 that all games must have two officials in order for the game to proceed. (See Motion Booklet)

One game did occur. This game should not be included in league standings and should be classed at exhibition.

Any correspondence that goes to the coach should also go the Athletic Director.


l. Wrestling: SJA: Sue McMaster

Sue McMaster submitted a report. The information is tentative.  A final draft will be sent to the schools.








a. Junior Varsity teams were discussed. Rules were clarified for grade twelve students who play in the league.


b. There will be a curling league this year. There will be more information sent to the schools.



Meeting Adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Moved:   Sue McMaster

Seconded:   Sue Beazley



Next meeting will be Monday, November 27th, 2006.

Location:  Halifax West

Meeting Dates: Jan 22nd, Feb 26th(this is a change), March 26th,

April 23rd and June.


If you have something you wish to add to the agenda, please contact Donna Duggan (457-8900/5601264) one week prior to the next meeting.


Respectfully submitted,

Donna Duggan