OPERATING RULES AND REGULATIONS
The goal of the league Is to provide affordable recreational hockey to a wide variety of players.
All divisions are strictly non-contact in order to maximize the use of skills and in recognition of varying ability among the players.
The league reserves the right to balance teams at any time during the season for the benefit and enjoyment of all participants.
All players are entitled to equal Ice time.
The games will be played according to the current CAHA rules with adoption of some additional league rules. Those specific rules will be made available prior to the first game.
The league reserves the right to suspend players for serious rule violations or dangerous or Inappropriate conduct on or off the ice surface.
Referees and timekeepers will be supplied for all league and playoff games.
Full hockey equipment Is required for all players Including a CSA approved helmet with ear guards and facial protector.
The registration fee Includes a sweater, which each player may keep at the end of the season. Trophies will be presented to winning teams in each division. All other players will receive a sweater of their participation.
League games will be a maximum of 50 minutes with 3 running time periods. The last 2 minutes of the game will be stop time, providing the goal spread Is less than two or if time allows.
All helmets shall remain on the player’s heads when going to and from the Ice surface.
FAIR PLAY CODES
Play for the “fun of it, not to please your parents or coach.
Play by the rules.
Never argue with the officials decisions. Let your captain or coach ask any necessary questions.
Control your temper – no “mouthing off’, breaking sticks or throwing equipment.
Work equally hard for yourself and your team – your team’s performance will benefit and so will your own.
Be a good sport. Cheer all good plays, whether your team’s or your opponents.
Treat all players, as you yourself would like to be treated. Don’t Interfere with, or bully or take unfair advantage of any player.
Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, Improve your skills and feel good.
Co-operate with your coach, teammates and opponents, for without them, you don’t have a game.
Do not force an unwilling child to participate In sports.
Remember children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment, not yours.
Encourage your child always to play by the rules.
Teach your child that honest effort Is as important as victory so the results of each game are accepted without undue disappointment.
Tum defeat to victory by helping your child work towards skill Improvement and good sportsmanship. Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
Remember that children team best by example. Applaud good plays by your team and by members of the opposing team.
Do not publicly question the officials’ judgment and never their honesty.
Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s sporting activities.
Recognize the value and Importance of volunteer coaches. They give their time and resources to provide recreational activities for your child.