Hockey Rules and Information
1.0 SPORT: HOCKEY
2.0 LOCATIONS: Lloydminster Servus Center #1 – Atoms
Lloydminster Servus Center #2 – Peewees
Lloydminster Civic Center – Bantams
Onion Lake Communiplex – Midgets
Russ Robertson Arena – Female
3.0 DATES: March 28- April 1, 2016
4.0 SANCTIONED: YES
5.0 NUMBER OF COMPETITORS PER TEAM:
Atom: 17 Skaters, 2 Goalies
PeeWee: 17 Skaters, 2 Goalies
Bantam: 17 Skaters, 2 Goalies
Midget: 17 Skaters, 2 Goalies
Female Bantam/Midget: 17 Skaters, 2 Goalies
5.2 Alternates. Each team may list 3 alternates. Should the placement of the alternate become necessary due to injury, illness or absenteeism the team has until the commencement of the games to slot in the alternate. The maximum number of players that will be eligible to be registered participants of the games, issued accreditation and compete shall not exceed 19 players per team.
5.3 Each team is allowed to have 2 coaches and 1 trainer.
5.4 Male teams must have a minimum of 1 male coach. Female teams must have a minimum of 1 female coach.
6.1 Age Categories
Atom: Born 2005, 2006
PeeWee: Born 2003, 2004
Bantam: Born 2001, 2002
Midget: Born 1998, 1999, 2000
Female Bantam/Midget Combined: Born 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
6.2 First Year females can play one division down.
6.3 Any player can play down if they have had a concession in regular season play in the 2015-2016 season. Proof of concession must be submitted to the FSIN SCRY Department along with registration.
6.4 Players may also play up one division, but must play only one division.
6.5 Minimum age requirement born in 2006 or if registered for 2015 2016 Hockey season will dictate what age category you must participate (unless 6.4). No Novice players will be allowed to participate.
7.1 The Saskatchewan First Nation Winter Games shall be open to
those who are of Status Indian Ancestry. Athlete treaty numbers are required as proof.
7.2 All athletes must play with their respective with their respective Tribal/ Grand council teams they are a member of.
7.3 All athletes must be a member of a First Nation within the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.
7.4 Transfer of Status Indians to another Tribal/Grand council is allowed as per Saskatchewan First Nation Winter and Summer Technical Manual RESIDENCY clause.
8.0 PROVINCIAL REGISTRATION
8.1 TEAM REGISTRATION
Each Tribal/ Grand Council Team must be registered with the Saskatchewan Hockey Association. Each Tribal/ Grand Council must register their own teams according to division. Team registration is the responsibility of the Tribal/ Grand Council.
8.2 MINOR REGISTRATION (Players, Coaches and Trainers)
Each Player, Coach and Trainer from each Tribal/ Grand Council Team must register with the Saskatchewan Hockey Association. It is the responsibility of each Tribal/ Grand Council to register their players, coaches and trainers.
All registration forms must have all player, coach and trainer information clearly listed including Name, Birth date, Previous Team. Please note: Addresses are not needed…just the First Nation that player, coach or trainer is from.
Registration forms are to be submitted to the FSIN Sport, Culture, Youth & Recreation Department no later than February 26th, 2016 at 4:00pm.
8.3 PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES
Each Tribal/ Grand Council is responsible to send completed registration forms and payment of $577 directly to the FSIN- Sport, Culture, Youth & Recreation Department. Payments are made payable to Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nation. Payment for Team registration fees and Minor Registration fees must be issued on ONE cheque per Tribal/ Grand Council. We will not accept cheques from individual players, coaches or trainers.
Registration fees come to SHA directly from FSIN in a onetime payment of $7,500. Payments and registration are due to Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations no later than February 26th, 2016
8.4 COACH CERTIFICATION
Each coach or trainer must be registered with the proper coaching certification:
• A maximum of 3 team officials will be allowed on the bench
• All team officials must have completed Speak Out
• The Head coach must be certified with Level Coach
• The Assistant coach must be certified with Level Coach
• 1 of the 3 team officials must be certified with Safety
• One (1) team official must have SHA Goal Tending certification
9.1 TYPE OF COMPETITION
The tournament will be a POOL Format.
Pool format rules will consist of the following rules:
• Competition play will begin with Pool play, with a medal round to follow. Each team will be guaranteed 3 games
• During pool play, team will be awarded (2) points for a win and sudden death (1) point
Gold and Bronze (Championship Games) medial final games will run 2 – 20 minute straight time period and 1-20 minute stop time period.
Ice will be cleaned every 2nd period.
Should a team become 7 goals ahead after the 1st period the game will be ended.
During Pool & Medal Round, if two teams are tied at the end of a game:
• The game will continue for a 5 minute 3 on 3 sudden death overtime period.
• Should the teams remain tied after the sudden death overtime period, each team shall pick 3 shooters for a shoot-out.
• Should the teams still remain after the 3 player shootout, the teams will engage in a sudden death shoot out using shooters who did not participate in the first shoot out. However, a short bench rule will be in effect.
Seeding will be according to the 2014 First Nation Winter Games Results.
9.3 LATE ARRIVALS
Teams should arrive at the rink in time to be prepared to play games at their scheduled time.
If a team is not present at the scheduled time, clock will start. The team that is late will be penalized 1 goal every 5 minutes, to a maximum of 3 goals.
If a team has not arrived within 15 minutes of the scheduled time they will forfeit the game.
Each Tribal/ Grand Council will receive points according to the following chart:
1ST Place 10 pts
2nd Place 9 pts
3rd Place 8 pts
4th Place 7 pts
5th Place 6 pts
6th Place 5 pts
7th Place 4 pts
8th Place 3 pts
9th Place 2 pts
10th- 13th Place 1 pts each
11.0 PROTEST PROCEDURE
11.1 Sport Jury
No Protest of the Referees decision will be allowed.
The Sport Jury will be comprised of the following members: Sport Chairperson, Head Referee, Officials Involved, Provincial Representative and FSIN Representative
11.2 Eligibility Protests
The FSIN Sport, Culture, Youth and Recreation Board will act as the Jury for all protests dealing with the eligibility of Athletes.
All protests must be concisely written and presented to the FSIN Games Coordinator immediately after the end of the game. The time and date must be submitted in writing.
Protests must be signed by the Team Sport Contact/ Chef-de-Mission or his/her mission staff designate of the participating team. This designate must be submitted in writing. All protests will be accepted with no explanation from the Board. All protests must be dealt with within 15 minutes of the game ending or game stands as posted.
A fee of $500.00 will be in place for all protests. This fee will be given directly to the FSIN Games Coordinator. Cash will be the only accepted form of
payment. This fee will be put toward the Youth Championships if the protest is lost. Protest fee will be returned if the protest is won by the Team protesting.
12.0 EQUIPMENT/ COMPETITIVE UNIFORM
12.1 Competitive Uniform
Each team will be required to provide a Home/ Away jersey for listed roster. In addition every player must wear a helmet, face shield, gloves, neck guard, and mouth guard. Equipment must not be worn over top of jersey.
13.0 OFFICIATING/ VOLUNTEERS
• 2 officials for Atom/Peewee/Female Midget preliminary, semi final and gold medal games.
• 3 officials for Bantam/Midget preliminary, semi final & gold medal games (2-1 or 1-2)
• The following volunteers will be required:
o 2 volunteers per game in the scorekeeper’s box
o All medals games will also require goal judges
14.0 SUSPENSION GUIDELINES
The Saskatchewan Hockey Association Suspension Guidelines will be observed. These guidelines are outlined in the Constitution/Bylaws /Regulations manual. A copy of this manual can be found on the Saskatchewan Hockey Association web site under the Handbook tab. The following web address can be used to access the manual:
The following medals will be required:
Gold 110 Medals,
Silver 110 Medals,
Medals for players & 2 coaches & 1 manager
16.0 Provincial Sport Governing Body
16.1 SASKATCHEWAN HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
NAME: Derek Derow – Manager, Operations
TELEPHONE: 306-789-5101 FAX: 306-789-6112
16.2 FSIN CONTACT INFORMATION
16.3 HOST INFORMATION
NAME: Games Coordinator – Reinetta Morningchild
TELEPHONE: 306-344-7517 FAX: 304-344-2425
NAME: Sports Coordinator – Evan Chamakese
TELEPHONE: 306-817-0058 FAX: 306-344-2425