Harrisburg, PA – The Professional Inline Hockey Association announced this week that the prize money for the 2012-2013 season will be a minimum of $25,000. Yes fans you read that correctly – $25,000. The money will be split between at least 4 teams that make the playoffs with the winning team skating away with a minimum of $12,000 and second place $8000. This is just one of several changes that will be implemented for the upcoming season.
League officials announced the addition of several staff members to help with communication and website maintenance along with lower league fees. “The end of the year prize money is a great addition to the league finals but we still believe in the reason we began the league and will continue to do what we can to build the sport at all levels. This league was begun to give our young hockey players a place to look forward to playing and we will continue to do that. Look Professional, Act Professional, Be Professional,” says league founder Charley Yoder. “We have brought down league fees to the lowest they have been since the league’s inception and with the dedication of several league owners and volunteers we have become better and will continue to improve. This WILL be our best season yet.”
League leaders understand some of the mistakes that have been made in the past but believe they have worked hard to correct them and intend to make great strides this coming year. Several new organizations have verbally committed for this coming season and the league looks forward to welcoming many more in the coming weeks. Other notable activities for the 2012-2013 season will be the return of the PIHA Draft and the PIHA Hall of Fame elections. More information on the draft and Hall of Fame nominees will be announced in the coming weeks.