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2014-15 Fighting Rule in MIHA
MIHA: (1) Two players on opposing teams may drop their gloves and square off to exchange punches. Officials will allow this fight to proceed until one or both players are unable to continue the fight. If a player has a cage on, he must remove his helmet prior to the fight beginning. Both combatants must be willing to engage in the fight. If a player is involved in multiple fights during a game an ejection shall be assessed. If a player is involved in three fights during a tournament a tournament ejection shall be assessed.
(2) If a player initiates a fight but does not engage in the fight he may receive a 2 minute minor for instigating at the officials discretion. The player throwing the punch may be assessed a 10 minutes misconduct along with the 5 minute major.

2015-16 MIHA Information
* More tournaments added to help reduce travel costs
* Most affordable national league, tournament pricing only $400/team all divisions
* Discounts for season teams (4-5 tournament commitment)
* Top teams in each division earn a spot in Championships
* T4 division for true recreation players
* T4 is meant to be TRUE REC, lowest division at most rinks, little or no tourney exp.
* 3 goal limit in T3 AND T4, this applied to regulation, a 4th goal is not a penalty
* Same competitive hockey that MIHA is known for
* Same strict stance on NO RINGER players or teams!
* Prizes for MVP / MVG at every event
* Prizes awarded at end of season
* One team per player at each tournament, exception with goalie that skates out in a different division
* Must play Saturday to play on Sunday (unless already rostered before start of tourney and Tournament Director is notified prior to start of tourney - examples - funeral, wedding, work)
*All roster additions must be pre-approved
* Must have a set of matching jerseys and one alternative set that are all black/white or matching
*Concussion plan put in place - If a player obtains a concussion during play, they may not return to any MIHA tournament until a note is received from a physician clearing the player to participate.

2015-16 MIHA information
*To have preferred scheduling, teams must have a minimum of 1 set of jeresys  with the MIHA logo


8/11/15 - Detroit Knights announce tryouts for August 22nd @ 7pm.  Tryouts will be held at Canfield Arena in Dearborn Heights, MI.  Contact - for more information.  The Knights are returning for their 6th season!  They will be fielding teams in the T2 and T3 divisions.

7/30/15 - The deadline for deposits was moved to August 3rd.  Starting August 4th, teams will be removed from the rough schedule that have not sent in a deposit.  Other teams can then take those spots.                                           Contact  Payments can be made thru Paypal -

7/9/15 - Due to limited space for the 2015-16 season, the T4 captains were given the option of counting only four tournaments towards stats/standings in order to have their own Championship Event in Ft.Wayne on April 30th-May 1st weekend.  This will open the door for the top 8 teams to be able to attend this special event.  There will also be a regular tournament taking place that same weekend for the T2 and T3 divisions.

That captains voted in favor of this option 5-1 (3 did not respond).
So that means the May Championship even  for the T2 and T3 divisions will be expanded to the top 8 teams per division.  (Subject to change).

2015-16  Tournament schedule                   List of teams  -  HERE

2015-16 Schedule
Updated 7-1-15

September 12-13th: Chicago
Salt Creek Sports Center, Palatine, IL

September 26-27, 2015: Detroit
Canfield, Dearborn Hts, MI

October 10-11th: Grand Rapids
Rivertown Sports, Grandville, MI

October 24-25th: Cincinnati
Sports Plus, Cincinnati, OH

November 7-8th: Detroit2
JCC, West Bloomfield, MI

November 21-22nd: Grand Rapids2
Rivertown Sports, Grandville, MI

January 30-31st: Cincinnati2
Sports Plus, Cincinnati, OH

February 13-14th, Detroit3
Canfield, Dearborn Hts, MI

February 27-28th: Chicago2
Salt Creek Sports center, Palatine, IL

March 19-20th: Pittsburgh
Hot Shots Arena, Pittsburgh, PA

April 2-3rd: Ft.Wayne
Canlan Sports Arena, Ft.Wayne, IN

April 16-17th: Buffalo
Northtown Center, Buffalo, NY

April 30th-5/1: Ft.Wayne2
Canlan Sports Arena, Ft.Wayne, IN
(T4 Championship Weekend)

May 20-22nd: Ft Wayne
Canaln Sports Arena, Ft.Wayne, IN
2015 Off Season Schedule

June 8th - release format and pricing
June 8th - release first half of 2015-16 MIHA schedule
June 12th - release 2nd half of 2015-16 MIHA schedule
July 1st - Verbal commitments due
July 1st - Start accepting team deposits and choice of "home tourney"
Aug 1st - Deposits due and scheduling starts
Aug - teams vote on game rules (ex: 3 goal rule, roster rules, etc)
Sept 13-14th Season starts in Chicago

We will start posting team tryout information as it becomes available

This season when teams select tournaments, they will also be selecting two road tournaments in which they are available to play the first few games.  This will help to create more variety of matchups during the season.

MIHA will be returning again with three divisions for the 2015-16 season.  As in seasons past, the top teams in each division will either move up a division or have to restructure to participate this season in the same division.   MIHA will continue with its low pricing with tournaments starting at $400 with large discounts for teams participating in the season format.