The AHA Disciplinary Committee (DC) is comprised of players in the AHA that convene to review appeal cases for suspensions as the result of actions during AHA games. Listed below is the policy for filing appeals, how to submit an appeal, and the DC meeting schedule.
From the AHA Rules Addendum, the guidelines for appealing a suspension are:
Section 8 – Policy Guidelines
Any player receiving a suspension as a result of Section 4 – Penalties or Rules 705, 706 or 707 above, which prohibits them from participating in Adult Hockey Association, has the ability to register an appeal for reconsideration of that suspension. Please note that an appeal will not delay the immediate implementation of the suspension and could result in additional disciplinary action. Appeals must be filed within 7 days of the incident. A schedule of Disciplinary Committee Meetings Dates can be found on the AHA Website. All appeals must be submitted in writing by the offending player and received at least 10 days prior to the next scheduled Disciplinary Committee Meeting date in order to be heard at that meeting. If not received 10 days prior, the appeal will be heard at the following meeting. Any player wishing to appeal a suspension should keep in mind that they must demonstrate how an error was made when the suspension was levied.
If you wish to file an appeal, please contact the Disciplinary Committee Chairman at email@example.com.
|November 23, 2015||7:00PM|
|December 21, 2015||7:00PM|
|January 18, 2016||7:00PM - CANCELLED|
|February 15, 2016||7:00PM|
|March 21, 2016||7:00PM|
Following your appeal, the DC will discuss the incident(s) and make a recommendation to the AHA Board of Directors. If necessary, AHA will contact the referees involved in the incident(s) before overturning any penalty.