Directives from Hockey Winnipeg – December 15th

Affiliation Player Rule for U9A Male/Female

In order to allow U9 A teams to best adhere to the current development model in place, a concession must be made to the Team Affiliation and Temporary Promotion rules in the Hockey Winnipeg Rule Book (Section G, Page 53, Point 14).  This will allow U9 A Teams (both Male and Female) to temporarily promote players in order to have the desired 12 skaters to fit the program structure.  The new rule reads as follows:


No U9 A team may AP a skater unless their roster size is less than 12 skaters.  No U13 A or U11 A team may AP a skater until their roster size is less than 10 skaters.  For U15 and U18 the requirement is less than 12 skaters.  For AA the requirement is less than 15 skaters.


Mask Rule Reminder and Directive to Officials

Hockey Winnipeg would like to remind all coaches of the importance of adhering to Public Health Orders.  By adhering to the Public Health Orders we are doing everything we can to protect the 2021-22 hockey season and keep our kids on the ice. Conversely, failing to adhere to the Public Health Order restrictions risks postponement or termination of the 2021-22 hockey season and/or further restrictions.  Hockey Winnipeg has been informed of rostered individuals, specifically coaches on the bench failing to properly wear Masks in indoor facilities.  As a reminder, Masks must be worn properly at all times while in the facility, with the exception of those currently participating on the ice.  Coaches on the bench must wear their masks at all times, and wear them properly.


On-Ice Officials have been given the direction to treat improper or non-existent mask wearing like Hockey Manitoba’s mouth guard rule:  If an official observes a coach not wearing a mask or is not wearing it properly, the Referee is to provide a warning to both benches.  Further infractions will result in a bench-minor penalty.