To promote and encourage a high caliber of Senior Hockey in the area by providing a strong governing body and organization which will constantly endeavor to set and maintain a high standard of honor, integrity, and sportsmanship in the hockey played under its jurisdiction.
The Sask Alta Hockey League will not tolerate discrimination in any aspect.
Harassment of game Officials, League Board of Directors, or their families will not be tolerated.
A Performance Bond of $3000.00 (Three Thousand Dollars) shall be paid to the Sask Alta HockeyLeague by any team accepted into the League prior to playing in the League. After 3 (three) consecutive years of play, a team will be re-imbursed the amount that will equal the balance paid by exsisting teams.
Teams must notify Sask Alta Hockey League, in writing, of a leave of absence, no later than the Annual Schedule Meeting of current year.
Voting privileges of teams on a leave of absence will be forfeited until the next Annual Fall Meeting and becoming an active team.
Teams requesting a leave of absence or folding after the Schedule Meeting will forfeit all (100%) of their performance bond.
League fees will be set yearly at the Annual Fall Meeting, and forwarded to the League Secretary Treasurer, as per the payment schedule set at the Annual Fall Meeting.
President and Vice – President receive game passes. These passes are valid for Regular season play, and Playoffs.
An active team will be fined $200.00 (Two Hundred Dollars) if a representative does not attend a meeting called by the President, or Board of Directors. This fine will be charged only if clause 2.11 is abused without valid reason.
Any money that is owed to the Sask Alta Hockey League will be deducted from that team’s Performance Bond. The Performance Bond must be replenished to be an Active Member, and to continue playing in the League.
3. DUTIES OF OFFICERS
The Board of Directors will consist of;
Directors (comprised of one nominated representative per active team in the Sask Alta Hockey League)
In the event of one of the above Officers being absent for 3 (three) consecutive meetings without proper reason, their position may be declared open.
LEAGUE PRESIDENT; Will be responsible for chairing all meetings, the proper supervision, administration and jurisdiction of all League activities, including scheduling, cancelled or defaulted games, team protests, suspensions or any other business required to operate the League. The President must remain active as a director for a minimum of 1 (one) year after retiring as President.
LEAGUE VICE-PRESIDENT; Will be responsible for all duties as may be delegated by the President, and will, in the event of the Presidents’ absence, act as his/her representative.
LEAGUE SECRETARY/TREASURER; Will be appointed by the Board of Directors at the annual fall meeting. Will be responsible for the proper and detailed accounting of all League funds, ensuring League fees are paid by active teams, all bills that arise are paid, keeping minutes of all meetings, handle all League correspondence, be the main contact to Hockey Alberta, order supplies required by the Sask Alta Hockey League, notify Board of Directors and teams of meetings,and press releases.
DIRECTORS; Will be responsible for voting on suspensions and/or fines to teams, retrieving and faxing game reports, to the League President or Statistician within 24 hours of the completion of the game.
LEAGUE STATISTICIAN; Will be appointed by the Board of Directors, and will be responsible for tabulating team standings, as well as individual statistics and penalty minutes, keep track of top ten list, and ensure all active teams, Board of Directors, and media receive copies via fax on a weekly bases.
ELECTIONS; Elections of President and Vice-President will take place every year at the Annual Fall Meeting, or on a carried motion, at the Schedule Meeting.
NOMINATIONS OF DIRECTORS; Each active team will nominate one (1) representative every year at the annual fall meeting, or on a carried motion, at the Schedule Meeting.
VOTING; The President, Vice-President, and each Director will have 1 (one) vote on all business pertaining to the Sask Alta Hockey League. The Secretary/Treasurer and Statistician are not entitled to vote.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS PASSES; The President and Vice-President will receive a Game Pass each year, which will be good for all Regular Season or Playoff game in the Sask Alta Hockey League.
BANKING; The President and Secretary/Treasurer will decide which Financial Institution to do all Sask Alta Hockey League financial needs.
SIGNING AUTHORITY; The signing Officers shall be the President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer, with any two (2) to sign.
The annual fall meeting will be held at the call of the President, or his designate, during the 2nd Wednesday of August of every year. The Secretary/Treasurer shall give two (2) week notice by fax, to each team, and Board of Directors, of place and time.
The order of business for the Annual Fall Meeting will be;
Reading of minutes
Committee Reports (New Teams)
New Business & Election of Officers
Board of Directors meeting may be called by the President, or his designate, when business, suspensions and/or fines may be levied. A quorum is required for any decision, and will be ruled by Majority. All directors, including the President, will be eligible to vote.
A quorum will consist of a majority of the active teams. A quorum is required to hold any meeting.
Any team may call a meeting, but the grieving team must have the support of a quorum. Grievance notice must be in writing to the President, and must not pertain to the rules of hockey, or a Board of Directors decision.
At all meetings, every active team will have 1 (one) vote per order of business.
5. CONSTITUTION AMMENDMENTS OR ALTERATIONS
The Constitution of the Sask Alta Hockey League may be amended or altered at the Annual Fall Meeting, by a majority vote, or at any other meeting, with a 100% vote, of all active teams. All amendments must be approved by Hockey Alberta, before being in effect.
6. CANCELLED OR POSTPONED GAMES
Any team may postpone a scheduled game in the Sask Alta Hockey League prior to 48 hours before game time, with approval of the Board of Directors, and both teams involved agree. This game will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
Any teams that cancels a scheduled game, within 48 (Forty Eight) hours before game time, in theSask Alta Hockey League, may be fined $1000.00 (One Thousand Dollars) and/or forfeit two points. Acts of God, or Board of Directors approved cancellations exempt. $1000.00 (One Thousand Dollars) will be forwarded to the effected team, and the Sask Alta Hockey League will keep Mileage Money for Referees if applicable and referee fees if referee’s are not notified on time.
The home team will be responsible for notifying On Ice Officials of a cancelled or rescheduled game, and for notifying the President or Secretary/Treasurer and Referee Assigner of the rescheduled game date.
7. PLAYING RULES
All games in the Sask Alta Hockey League shall be governed by, and be subject to, the current Playing Rules and Regulations of the Hockey Alberta, and Hockey Canada.
Each team must be Registered with the Hockey Alberta, or Saskatchewan Hockey Association, and each Player must have a signed card at Hockey Alberta office or on a Team Players List registered with Saskatchewan Hockey Association. Bench personnel must also be registered.
All players must be amateur. The word amateur meaning a player who does not receive any financial remuneration, other than out of pocket expenses.
At the January 10 cut off date, a maximum of 25 (Twenty Five) players must be registered with Alberta Amateur Hockey Association, Saskatchewan Hockey Association and the Sask Alta Hockey League. Bench personnel must be on this list.
Each team may dress up to 20 players for games played in the Sask Alta Hockey League. All teams, at the beginning of the game, must ice at least 10 (Ten) registered players, or shall be fined $50.00(Fifty Dollars) per player. A grievance must be submitted to the Sask Alta Hockey League Secretary, within 24 (Twenty Four) hours of the completion of the game.
To be eligible for playoffs, players must be on the players list that was registered with the Sask Alta Hockey League, and Hockey Alberta, on January 12 of the current playing year. Teams must still report players lists to Hockey Alberta, or Saskatchewan Hockey on January 10, and February 10.
If, after regulation time, a game is tied, a 5 (five) minute sudden victory overtime period will be played during Regular Season. If still tied, a 5 (Five) person shoot out will take place. Player in First round will only take 1 (One) shot. If still tied, shoot out continues until winner is decided. All players are eligible for second round. During the Playoffs if, after regulation time, a game is tied, a flood will take place, followed by a 20 minute overtime period and will continue until a winner is decided.
The home team is responsible for off ice officials.
The Sask Alta Hockey League will supply all on ice officials, unless previous arrangements between the Referee assignor and the home team has been made. The Sask Alta Hockey League will pay the Referee’s mileage, as set at the annual fall meeting. It is the responsibility of the home team to pay the Referee fees & linesmen fees.
Discrimination, in any aspect , will not be tolerated. Suspensions and/or fines may be implemented for violations.
Affiliation – Five affiliates maybe used by each team. – Starting with first game of regular season. Once the first (AP) is on the game sheet that counts as player one.
Saskatchewan Teams Affiliation – The Sask/Alta Hockey League approves Saskatchewan teams’ concession applications to Saskatchewan Hockey Association / Hockey Alberta to allow them to affiliate junior players, and that the league will confirm this approval in writing to both Saskatchewan Hockey Association / Hockey Alberta no later than September 30 each year.
8. GAME REPORTS
The Sask Alta Hockey League will supply all active teams with game report sheets for games played under its jurisdiction.
Prior to each game played, game report sheets must be completed by both teams, with registered players, and bench personnel (coaches, managers, etc) and signed by authorized person. Game time start and finish must be recorded. On Ice Officials must sign completed game report.
The home team is responsible for ensuring the visiting team receives a copy of the game report after the completion of the game.
The home team is responsible for ensuring the team Director receives the original copy to forward it to the President or Statistician, unless the Referee has called a Match, and takes the Original Game Sheet, for a write up. They will then Notify President of this fact.
All protests shall be delivered to the President, Vice-President, or Secretary/Treasurer, in writing, either by hand or fax, within 24 (Twenty Four) hours after the completion of the game. This protest must be accompanied by a Certified Cheque or cash in the amount of $250.00 (Two Hundred Fifty Dollars).
It is the responsibility of the protesting team of notifying the opposing team, by fax, of the protest, with an explanation of the protest.
If protest is upheld, the $250.00 (Two Hundred Fifty) will be refunded. If not upheld, the Sask Alta Hockey League will keep the money.
Official decisions on protest will be faxed by the Sask Alta Hockey League to all teams involved.
Suspensions of team personnel will be as per the current Sask Alta Hockey League minimum suspension list, as directed by the Alberta Amateur Hockey League, which is given to all active teams at the Annual Fall Meeting.
All teams will be notified by fax, of the player involved and the length of suspension.
Any team has the right to appeal a suspension. This appeal must be in writing within 24 hours of suspension notification, and must include a fee of $250.00 (Two Hundred Fifty Dollars). The fee must be forwarded to a member of the Board of Directors. Upon appeal, the President will call a meeting, and the player(s), or coach(s) involved may be present. The team will be notified by fax, the decision of the Board Of Directors.
The team with the best record at the end of regular season play, will receive the First Place Trophy, which will be retained in their clubs possession until the Sask Alta Hockey League Annual January meeting. At this time, the team will return it to the Sask Alta Hockey League.
The team emerging as the winner of the Final Series, will officially be declared League Champions, and be presented with the Championship Trophy. It will be retained in their clubs possession until the Sask Alta Hockey League Annual January meeting. At this time, the team will return it to the Sask Alta Hockey League.
Individual trophies will be awarded at the end of regular season play, to the winning players. The individual trophies consist of;
Highest Points determined by stats
Most Goals determined by stats
Best Goals Against determined by stats
Most Gentlemanly voted on
Most Valuable voted on
Rookie of year voted on
Best Defence voted on
Most Dedicated voted on
Coach of year voted on
Each active team will nominate 1 (one) player from the categories of;
Each team will have 1 (one) vote per category. Teams will not vote for their own players.
A Rookie is defined as a player in the first year in the Sask Alta hockey League, and must be 20 years of age, or younger, prior to January 01, of that playing year.
A playoff format will be made at the Annual Fall Meeting, or the Annual Schedule Meeting, of each year.
A Playoff Schedule will be made as soon as possible after the regular season has ended, between all teams involved.
The team with the best record at the end of regular season play will have home ice advantage during playoffs.
In the event of a tie in the Sask Alta Hockey League at the end of regular season play, the respective rulings will be followed;
A) Between two teams
1) Total League wins
2) Points gained against each other
3) Goals for, against each other
4) Goals against each other
5) Total goals for
6) Total goals against
B) More than two teams
1) Total League wins
2) Total points earned against each other (if two are still tied, refer to A)
3) Total goals for, against each other
4) Total goals against each other
5) Playoff game at a neutral arena
Referees Game Fee will be paid by the Home Team. Mileage Expenses will be paid by the Sask Alta Hockey League. Linesmen Fees will be paid by the Home Team.