GENERAL GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES OF THE ASSOCIATION

2022-2023 

7.0 GENERAL GUIDELINES

7.1 Logo

MHMHA logo is a black circle with an orange M and H intertwined in the middle. Our REP teams use this logo and are referred to as Hounds, and our city league uses this same logo with a white banner at the bottom stating ‘minor hockey’ Each city league team is named after NHL teams such a U11 Redwings.  They may have apparel with their team logo but will also have to have the minor hockey logo on the item as well.

Sports Connection is the official provider of MHMHA branded clothing. They are the only outlet that has authority to use the MHMHA logo.

They keep some items in stock, however you can order directly from our online store at the beginning of the season and again before Christmas.  The store will be posted on our Website and Socials.

7.2 Apparel

CAHL and Rep teams are to wear branded apparel.  All City teams are at the discretion of the coach and manager.  Team apparel is usually funded through team fundraising and should be included in the team budget.

Apparel requirements

  • All MHMHA branded apparel/swag must be purchased through an authorized vendor. Currently Sports Connection is the only outlet authorized to use the MHMHA logo in Medicine Hat.
  • An authorization of Logo certificate can be purchased for one time use if your team wishes to go elsewhere to purchase. Please reach out to the office for cost of certificate.
  • Any vendors replicating the MHMHA logo without authorization is violating the Logo License agreement.
  • all MHMHA teams must have either the Hounds or Minor Hockey logo on any items they are purchasing.
 

7.3 Fundraising and Gaming

Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission is the governing agency AGLC for all gaming and charitable fundraisers.

Overview

All Gaming activities (fundraising) for a team MUST have a gaming license. You can apply for a gaming License online at AGLC License

Steps

  1. You first apply for an online ID. THIS IS NOT YOUR LICENSE NUMBER.
  1. Once you receive eligibility to apply for a license, you still need to apply (it can take 3-5 business days for the eligibility to be approved).
  1. Ensure your Gaming license is made out to your team’s name. (For example, Medicine Hat U13 Leaf’s) Do not use Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association.
  1. At the end of your license, you will need to file your gaming activity report with AGLC. This includes reporting the gaming proceeds and how you spent your gaming proceeds. Failure to complete this report will impact your ability to get an additional gaming license and it can impact MHMHA’s ability to obtain casinos in the future.

Other

  1. Common examples of activities (fundraisers) that require a gaming license:
    • 50/50 tickets
    • Raffles
    • Hockey pools (including survivor pool, loser pool)
  1. You do not need a gaming license for things such as selling Mom’s Pantry, Kernel’s Popcorn, silent auctions, or bottle drives.
  1. You are required to have a minimum 20% value in the prize as compared to the value of the total ticket sales. This prize can either be a donated prize, or one purchased by the team.

Example:

    • Each ticket sells for $10.
    • You have 15 team members.
    • Each team member will be given 20 tickets to sell.
    • The total proceeds for the raffle will be $3,000 ($10 ticket x 20 tickets x 15 teammates).
  • The prize must be worth at a minimum $600 (20% of total proceeds of $3,000)

            4. Additional funds at end of year-

7.4 Team Letter wearers

U7, U9 & U11There will be NO full-time captains or assistant captain(s) in age categories below U13.

For age categories below U13 – if a team decides to utilize the ‘C’ and/or ‘A’; the Head Coach will be required to rotate the ‘C’ and/or ‘A’ among ALL of the participants, over the course of the season.

U13, U15, U18– For U13 and older, the final selection of the captain and/or assistant captain(s) is the responsibility of the coaching staff. The coaching staff has the option to make the captain and assistant captain(s) full-time.

Selection Criteria

When determining a captain and the assistant captain(s), the following selection criteria should be considered as they are representing the team on-ice.

  • Good knowledge of the Rules and Regulations
  • Good role model for teammates (hardworking, skilled etc.).
  • Good communicator (comfortable talking to participants, officials and coaches).
  • Well respected by coaches.
  • Should NOT be a popularity vote; however, recognize that this is an asset if the participant is well-liked and respected by teammates.

A good captain should:

  • Lead the team in Dryland and pregame warmups/stretching
  • Be the last out of the dressing room and last onto and off the ice.
  • Can get their team pumped up to play! (ex: fist bumping teammates as they enter on the ice)
  • Aids in helping injured players off the ice

The coaching staff should take sufficient time to identify the participant(s) that meet the above criteria during games and practices to reduce the possibility of having to remove a participant as a captain or assistant captain later in the season.

Suspending a Captain or Assistant Captain

Any Captain or Assistant Captain who becomes suspended by Hockey Alberta/MHMHA for verbally abusing an official, will lose the privilege of being the Captain or Assistant Captain IMMEDIATELY.

The coaching staff may then review the selection process again in order to select a replacement.

Removing a Captain or Assistant Captain

It must first be determined at the beginning of the season if the ‘C’ and/or ‘A’ will be permanent or if it will be rotating. In the bid of consistency of team leaders, it is recommended that Letters not be rotated in U13 and above, however it is up the to coach discretion.

If the Head Coach decides that a participant should no longer be the Captain or Assistant  Captain, the Head Coach MUST FIRST contact their Division Director PRIOR to implementing the decision. The Head Coach must state all reasons for the removal of the ‘C’ and/or ‘A’. Any letter wearing players that do not stand up to their position can have their letter removed by request of the team or Head Coach. Parents cannot request removal of letters.