Effective January 6th 2018, the NMHA will be piloting a new policy at the House League Bantam and Midget Levels of hockey. This policy does not apply to the Competitive program.
The full policy is posted under House League polices, but in Summary the policy states that any player who receives three minor infraction incidents during a game will be ejected for the remainder of the game upon receiving their third penalty.
Please read the full policy for a list of all infractions and considerations.
This policy is meant to act as a deterrent for players who are receiving multiple penalties and to hold them accountable for their on-ice behaviour . It also provides coaches with a tool to calm repeated and escalating tensions on the ice. Multiple associations within HEO Minor have implemented this rule with great success, including the entire Bytown District.
This pilot will be in effect for the remainder of the season including playoffs, semi-final and final games, and will then be evaluated at the end of the season by the board.
Any questions, comments or concerns can be directed to VP House League, Helen Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to new policy: Repeat Penalty Rule (3 infractions)
The NMHA has updated the house league policies with additional new policies.
Go to House League policies page now to review these new policies.
House League sort outs will begin the weekend of September 9th and 10th. Division directors will be emailing out sort out times approximately a week before. Please do not contact your divisional director inquiring about your sort out unless you have NOT heard from them by September 6th. Inquiries about sort out times will not be responded to prior to then.
Also any High School Volunteers looking to earn volunteer hours by helping out both on and off the ice during sort outs are asked to contact Helen Crawford at email@example.com.
The top four teams from the round robin playoff games will advance to the semi finals. In the case where teams are tied in points, the tie is broken and position determined by the following rules: Round Robin Tie Breaker:
Tie Breaker Policy
If two or more teams are tied in points at the conclusion of the round robin, ties will be broken in the following order of precedence: (once a tiebreaker has been applied it will not be revisited)
The NMHA Board of Directors passed a motion to eliminate bodychecking from all House Divisions, effective the 2012-2013 season.
The Board did so for the following reasons:
The NMHA has tried different configurations of bodychecking divisions with little success over the past 5 years. These included A divisions only, A and B divisions, and split A and B divisions. This has been very difficult and stressful for our volunteers, making it all that much harder to find convenors and directors. It was time to make a decision and establish some stability in our Bantam and Midget House divisions.
It is the unquestioned right of any member to bring a motion to the floor of the AGM to change our rules and regulations. It is also important that the NMHA Board ensures that decisions on any motion are well-informed.
The HEO Minor, our Branch governing body, adopted Regulation 13 in 1999 for all people on ice during practice.
Approved helmets are mandatory!
Coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, managers, and any parent volunteers must wear a CSA-approved hockey helmet and it must be fastened correctly. There are no exceptions to this rule.