SMHA Rules & Regualtions (Stayner Minor Hockey)

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SMHA Rules & Regulations


1. Local League Team Officials are to ensure that equal ice time is given to all players.

The Executive reserves the right to rectify the abuse of this policy.

2. Rep Team Officials are to offer fair ice time to all players. The Executive

reserves the right to rectify the abuse of this policy.

3. No players shall participate in practices of another team, unless that specific player is rostered as an affiliated player to that team on the ice.

Exceptions to this rule are: 1) If a player needs a practice to complete return to play - Can only be approved on an individual basis by the Head Trainer. 2) If a team requires a goalie for a practice - This is to be approved by the Head Coach of the team that the goalie is rostered to.

4. If a player is used as an on ice volunteer, that player must be at least two divisions older than the age division on the ice and must wear full approved equipment as outlined in Section Four.

5. Only players registered with Stayner Minor Hockey Association may be on the ice during



1. Dates and times of rep tryouts will be posted on the SMHA website.

2. Rep tryout fees will be set by the Executive and all efforts will be made to ensure that the fees pay for the ice time required.

3. No refunds will be issued to those players that do not make the rep team.

4. Players are guaranteed the first two scheduled tryouts/ or otherwise stated

5. Dry land training cannot occur before team selection.

6. Coaches may not pre select their team officials, positions can be offered only after the final team selection.

7. Coaches may enlist the help of other Coaches, players or individuals (subject to the helper rules and/or possess PRS) to assist with tryouts and evaluations.


1.  SMHA will provide Novice LL hockey when registration numbers warrant.

2.  In the event when registration counts allow for two Novice age teams, SMHA will ice a Novice Local League team.

3.  2nd Year Tykes are welcome to Tryout for Novice Rep and in the case when Novice LL can be provided, for Novice LL

4.  The number of players moving from Tyke to Novice Rep or Novice LL will be determined SMHA Executive and will be based on Registration number at the time of Registration close date (determined by the Executive each season).


1. Affiliation will be as per OMHA Manual of Operations - Rule 7, and, in addition to Rule 7.1

1.    Agreement to Affiliate:

a)    No player may be put on an affiliated player list without the consent of the player’s parents, legal guardians and rostered coach.

b)    No player may be used as an affiliated player without the consent of the player’s parents/ legal guardians and Coaches permission.


2.   Affiliation will only be permitted under the following circumstances:

a)    When a team is missing one or more players from its approved roster due to illness, injury, suspension, vacation, work or personal business.

b)    Where a team has an unusually low number of rostered players. Note: The SMHA Executive will determine if a team qualifies for these criteria upon request of the team Coach. Hereby referred to as the “TOP UP RULE.” This rule will allow teams with low numbers of rostered players to use AP players up to the maximum roster size.


3.   Ice time for affiliated players will be as follows:

a)    An affiliated player must be invited to games by the Coach and may take regular shifts as determined by Team Officials.

b)    An affiliated player may see minimal or no ice time in a game they have been called up for.

c)    All affiliated players may be invited to participate in team practices, bearing in mind that the affiliated players’ primary team responsibilities must come first.


4.   Goalie Affiliated Player Rule:

a)    If there are 2 goalies rostered to a team and one of the goalies is unavailable, the affiliated goalie may be brought up, but the rostered goalie must start the game.

b)    Away tournaments:  An affiliated goalie must play at least one game

c)    If there is only one goalie rostered, an affiliated goalie can be called up but the rostered goalie must start the game.


5.   Any Team Official, Player or Parent/Legal Guardian found in contravention or purposely misusing the Affiliated Player rule will face immediate disciplinary action, including suspension or removal from the roster.


Adopted by the Stayner Minor Hockey Executive on July 11, 2011

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