Lou Morelli of The Metroplex Christian Hockey League/Integrity Hockey on why his league decided to be a part of the USA Hockey family: The board of directors discussed and reviewed it for a while. We knew that USA Hockey was a great organization. We have always played by USA Hockey rules and use USA Hockey refs. Although it was slightly more expensive to migrate to USA Hockey, we concluded there was great value being associated with USA Hockey. Our players now enjoy the flexibility of being able to play in any USA Hockey-associated league or tournament. From a risk management standpoint, we felt it was in our players’ and organization’s best interest to be under the USA Hockey umbrella. Kudos to the USA Hockey staff. They made the transition seamless.