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HP1 Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the 2023 HP1 Seminar.

HEO AAA Update

The HEO Board Provides Update on New HEO AAA Program for 2023-24

POE Coach Applications

Applications are now open for coaching positions in our U14 and U15 Program of Excellence

Help Support the Craigs

You can help support Mike Craig and his family by visiting the GoFundMe page at the link below.

Assist Fund

Hockey Canada Foundation is now accpeting applications for its Assist Fund. Check out details at the link below.

First Shift is Back

Follow the link below to read more about hosting and registering for a First Shift program in your Minor Hockey Association.

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Rules & Regulations

  • 1.
  • a. All Rules and Regulations of Hockey Canada and/or HEO will be strictly enforced
  • b. The Executive Director of HEO will be the person responsible for Hockey Canada/HEO Regulation interpretation
  • c. The VP Rules and Officials of HEO will be the person responsible for Hockey Canada Rule interpretations
  • 2.
  • Registered Leagues submit in writing three (3) copies of their League Constitution, By-Laws, Rules, and Regulations, to HEO for approval, prior to September 1st in each year.
  • 3.
  • All special Rules and Regulations by Leagues must be ratified by HEO.
  • 4.
  • Each registered club must submit in writing a list of its Officers and Executive Members at the time of the annual registration of the team.
  • 5.
  • The operating policy as prescribed by the Rules & Officials Committee for penalty infractions is to be communicated to each League and/or Division by September 1st of each year.
  • 6.
  • Regulations governing the registration of Referees and Coaches within the Association shall, as required, be established by the HEO Board of Directors and the HEO Minor Council.
  • 7.
  • a. While on the ice, all players and goalkeepers, registered for Minor Hockey within HEO are required to wear CSA approved facial protectors and a BNQ approved throat protector. In addition, a goaltender must wear a neck protector except in the case where a goalie mask has the long extended protection built into the mask and is CSA approved. All other goaltender must have a throat protector affixed to the helmet/face masks. This regulation applies to all levels within the HEO Minor. Junior Hockey Leagues are given the option of wearing approved throat protectors.
  • b. All game officials registered with HEO and with the HEO Minor shall be required to wear as minimum facial protection, a half-visor that is CSA certified.
  • 8.
  • The Hockey Canada Insurance Program premium(s) must be paid for all players, for all team officials, and for all game officials. In addition, any other person, whose responsibilities on behalf of an HEO sanctioned activity, requires time on the ice, must also have insurance premiums paid on his behalf.
  • 9.
  • There shall be no financial reimbursement for players moving between teams under HEO jurisdiction with the exception of players who move to play Major Junior hockey.
  • 10.
  • a. For Junior and Senior Hockey, every team must have at least one qualified trainer with a current Hockey Trainers Certification (HTCP) Level II.
  • b. The trainer will be on or near the bench during every game played by a team in HEO.
  • c. The trainers will be on or near the bench during every practice and warm up prior to every game played by a team in HEO.
  • 11.
  • 1a. Players affiliated with a higher category/division team pursuant to Hockey Canada Regulation "E" governing Specially Affiliated Players may only play for the higher division/category team with the consent of the lower category/division team which shall be obtained prior to each game.
  • 1b. Such game by game consent may be verbal or written.
  • 1c. Game by game consent is not required once the lower category/division team is no longer in competition.
  • 1d. The requirements of this regulation may be waived by written agreement between the two teams in question.
  • 2. All agreements between teams, either verbal or written, shall be made between the respective President, Secretary or persons that have been designated as Signing Officers as set out in Hockey Canada’s Regulations E4 and 5 and filed with the HEO Executive Director.
  • 12.
  • No team may initiate contact directly or indirectly with any player who has signed a current certificate. Contact may only follow the filing of written permission with HEO office. This permission does not constitute a release and a release must subsequently be obtained prior to any signing of the player by the requesting team. Contravention of the above will result in a $500.00 fine, payable to HEO by the offending team, prior to their next regularly scheduled game.
  • 13.
  • All carry over suspensions must be reported by a Team official (coach or manager), to the Executive Director of HEO no later than 30 days after the team’s final game. Failure to report such offences will result in the team being fined $250.00. It is the responsibility of the team, prior to signing a player, to verify if said player has any outstanding suspensions with the HEO Executive Director.

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