WSHL Commissioner’s Annual Report

WSHL Commissioner\’s report

2006-07 Season

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 Sorry for taking so long to release this.  It\’s been a hectic couple of weeks of traveling.

The WSHL Championship event was a huge success, and the Rhinos did an outstanding job hosting it.  I would like to thank Cory and all of his staff for a terrific event.  I would also like to thank Ron Handy, Jim McKain, John Hosty and Julie Wilson for helping to represent the WSHL at the event.

Each year we chose an all – league team for the event, and those players are:

Robert Vulaj – Phoenix Forward   

Blake Barkwell – Phoenix Forward   

Drew Riccio – Phoenix  Goalie 

Marcus Wilhite – El Paso  Forward 

Jamie Davis – Phoenix Forward   

Tad Norris – El Paso Defense

Chris Walker – Phoenix  Defense  

Jordan Yindiphol – Phoenix Defense

Both Phoenix and El Paso participated competitively at Nationals.  Going into the 3rd game of the round robin both teams were looking good for a semi final berth as long as something crazy didn\’t happen.  Well crazy happened in El Paso \’s division.  The St. Louis Jr. Blues needed to win by 10 goals to knock Phoenix out of the semi finals, which they did win 11-1 vs. the Jr. Bruins.  El Paso needed to beat Suffolk PAL, but ran out of gas midway through the game.

In the end both Phoenix and El Paso got an early ride home.

Besides being very competitive, both team were extremely professional in their participation at the event, both at the rink and hotel.  I can\’t say enough about the positive representation both teams served on behalf of the WSHLI stayed at the same hotel as both teams, same floor, etc., and had numerous opportunities to meet with the players, and I can\’t say enough about how polite and well behaved the players were.

Well the season is officially over, more to come in 07-08.  We will have a conference call next week.  Be making plans for your tryouts.  The WSHL Annual Meeting will be May 15-17 in Las Vegas .



Ron White
WSHL – Commissioner