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MHA/ Minor Leagues Season Pathway

Minor Hockey Association/ Minor Leagues Communication Season Pathway

The streamlining of communication channels between Hockey Alberta, Minor Hockey Associations and Leagues is a key element of the ongoing review of the Minor League structure for Tiered Minor Hockey and Minor Female Hockey.. With the collaboration of the Leagues, Hockey Alberta has developed an MHA Communication Season Pathway which highlights deadlines and key contacts for items such as Player and Team Registration and Discipline and Sanctioning for the streamlined Alberta One regulations, policies and procedures as well as those of the Regional Minor Leagues. It is intended to be a training tool for MHAs that can be provided to new and existing executive members. It will be updated annually, as required.

Important Resources

HOCKEY ALBERTA FORMS > COACH/ MANAGER DISCIPLINE HANDBOOK >
FIND AN OFFICIALS’ CLINIC > CONTACT A HOCKEY ALBERTA VOLUNTEER >
CONTACT THE HOCKEY ALBERTA OFFICE > CONTACT A HOCKEY ALBERTA REGIONAL CENTRE >

 PLAYER AND TEAM REGISTRATION/ REGULATIONS

 PROCESS/ ITEM DESCRIPTION CONTACT(S) IMPORTANT DATES
Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) Questions related to online registration system used by Hockey Alberta. N/A
Parent Declarations & New Player Registration Requirements Questions related to the Hockey Alberta Parent Declaration & the proof of residency requirements for new registrants. N/A
Minor Player Movement Questions related to the Minor Player Movement Form & Process   Deadline: January 10
Team Orders Orders for the number of teams an MHA is looking to register for the season. Deadline: October 15
Overage Player Applications Questions related to Hockey Alberta Overage Player Application, Process & Use of an Overage player. Deadline: October 31
Team Registration Registration of teams in the Hockey Canada Registry  Deadline: November 15 or prior to first League Game (includes Tiering Games), whichever occurs first.
Coach Requirements Coach Certification Requirements  

Deadline: November 15

Respect in Sport Parent Certification Respect in Sport Certification Requirements for Parents & Coaches  

Must be completed prior to registration to a team (cannot be on ice without valid RIS)

Affiliation Affiliation Regulations as it relates to League, Playoff, Exhibition, Tournaments and Provincials

Minor: December 1 (Must be approved to participate)

Deadline: January 15

Substitute Goaltender Application Substitute Goaltender Request Process when affiliates are unavailable. N/A 
Team Approvals Team Approvals in the Hockey Canada Registry  N/A
Registration Deadline Deadline to Register players to a team in the HCR Deadline: January 10
Special Permission to Register Deadline Deadline to receive special permission to register a player to a team in the HCR Deadline: February 10
Insurance & Injury Reports Hockey Canada Insurance Program and submission of Injury Reports  

N/A

ALBERTA ONE and REGIONAL MINOR HOCKEY LEAGUES

  PROCESS/ ITEM  DESCRIPTION  CONTACT(S)  IMPORTANT DATES
Alberta One Alberta One Regional League Standards, Regulations, Policies & Procedures N/A
Regional Leagues  Member Leagues of Alberta One who schedule Tiering, Regular Season & Tiering Games 
  •  League (President or designate)
N/A
Regional League Approximate Team Declaration  Declaration on the approximate number of teams an association will have in the Regional League they take part in.     Deadline: September 10 
Regional League Initial Team Placement & Non-Checking / Body Contact Only Declaration  Declaration on an association’s initial team placement as per the Alberta One Standardized Tiering Grid, including teams for Non-Checking / Body Contact Only Tiers  As determined by each Regional League
Provincial Championship Host Site Bid Applications Questions related to applying to host a Provincial Championships Event.  Deadline: November 15
Affiliation  Affiliation Regulations as it relates to League, Playoff, Exhibition, Tournaments and Provincials   

Minor: December 1 (Must be approved to participate)

Deadline: January 15

Regional League Playoffs  Questions related to a Regional League’s Playoffs 
  • League (President or designate)
Regional League Playoff/League Champions must be determined 10 days prior to the Provincial Championship Tournament (if applicable)
Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships  Questions related to Hockey Alberta’s Provincial Championships.   

March

Alberta One Regional League Membership Review Process  Application requirements for an Associations looking to move from one Regional League to another.  Deadline: April 1
Alberta One New Minor League Application Process  Application requirements to form a new Minor Hockey League under Alberta One  Deadline: April 1
Alberta One Regulation Amendment Review Process Process on recommending amendments to the Alberta One Regulations, Policies & Procedures Deadline: April 1

DISCIPLINE AND SANCTIONING

  PROCESS/ ITEM DESCRIPTION CONTACT(S) IMPORTANT DATES
Exhibition, Tournament & Travel Permit Sanctions Process & Requirements for Sanctioning Exhibition, Tournaments and Travel Permits N/A
Discipline & Suspensions Hockey Alberta & Regional League Minimum Suspensions N/A
Suspension Deferrals Requests for a player with an outstanding suspension from the previous season to defer the suspension for any Exhibition, Pre-Season, Tiering or Tournament game Deadline: October 15
Maltreatment Tracking Requirements Requirements of tracking all On-ice Penalties, On-ice Allegations and outside the game incidents under Playing Rule 11. N/A

PLAYER AND COACH DEVELOPMENT

ITEM/ PROCESS DESCRIPTION CONTACT(S) IMPORTANT DATE(S)
U11 Player Pathway: Preparation & Team Selection Phase U11 Player Preparation for Team Selection September
Intro to Hockey: Development Season Intro to Hockey Development Season September 15 – October 31
U11 Player Pathway: Development Phase U11 Teams period of Development October – Mid-November
Intro to Hockey: Regular Season Intro to Hockey Teams can start Regular Season As of November 1
U11 Player Pathway: Regular Season U11 Teams can start Regular Season Mid-November
Coach Requirements Coach Certification Requirements Deadline: November 15
Coach Clinics Coach Certification Clinics and Registration N/A
Respect in Sport Activity Leader Certification Respect in Sport Certification Requirements for Parents & Coaches Must be completed prior to registration to a team (cannot be on ice without valid RIS)