Handbook Item

Female Regulations

5.08.01    Age Eligibility

Junior Female – Open to players between eighteen (18) years of age and twenty-one (21) years of age as of December 31st of the current year.

5.08.02    Membership Fees And Insurance Premiums

The annual fee for membership in the Association and the insurance premiums shall be:

Membership Fee:           
Each Junior Team          $250.00
Each League                  $25.00

Compulsory Participant Fee:
Each Player, Team Official/Bench Staff Personnel, etc.                  $54.00

NOTE:  Includes Liability, A.D.&D. and Major Medical/Dental

All players, coaches, managers and trainers on Hockey Canada/Hockey Saskatchewan player cards or listed on team rosters which have been verified by the General Manager are covered by Hockey Canada Liability, Accidental Death and Disability insurance on payment of the participant fee.  League executives and volunteers are covered only when the prescribed participant fee has been paid.

5.08.03    Residential Qualifications

No residential qualifications shall be required for players registered with a Junior Female team.

5.08.04    Player Regulations

a)    Every player competing in games under the jurisdiction of the Association shall be a member of a Team that is a member of the Association.

b)    Any player, coach, manager or executive member of a team found guilty of falsifying a birth certificate, a player card or a team roster and/or having been party to or having knowledge of such, shall be automatically suspended until dealt with by the Hockey Saskatchewan Coordinator of Discipline.

c)    Players may sign only one card per season unless released by their previous club prior to, or on January 10th of the current season.  If a player is released after January 10th of the current season they are ineligible to sign with any club.  If released prior to, or on January 10th, they may register with another club up to February 10th.

d)    Players previously registered in another province must first obtain their release from their former team and complete an Inter-Branch transfer prior to signing a player’s card for the current season.  Final dates for processing Inter-Branch transfers is the same as those for registration.  (Transfer forms are available on the Hockey Saskatchewan website)

e)    A Player refused her release may appeal to the Hockey Saskatchewan Registration Committee by January 10th.  Such appeal must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of $50.00.

5.08.05    Replacement Goaltenders

a)    No replacement for any ill or injured player shall be allowed, except for goaltenders.  A replacement goaltender may be permitted by the General Manager of his/her designate providing that a satisfactory certificate from a medical doctor or chiropractor is received indicating that the ill or injured goaltender is unfit to play.  Such replacement goaltender must come from a team of the same or lower category providing permission has been granted by team management.

b)    Permission for the replacement by the General Manager or his/her designate shall be in writing and must be attached to the player’s card for inspection.  Where time does not permit, Hockey Saskatchewan shall inform the opposing team by phone before the next scheduled game.  The player must join the team within ten (10) days of the date of the last game in which the injured or ill goaltender played or prior to the next scheduled game of the team.  If the team is not scheduled to play within the ten (10) day period indicated above, the replacement goaltender cannot be replaced by another replacement goaltender unless she is injured or medically unfit.

5.08.06    Tampering as per Hockey Canada Regulation P)

a)    No Player may be invited to attend or participate in an evaluation camp operated by a Team or League to which the Player is ineligible to register of affiliate for the upcoming season as of the date of the camp.

b)    Team Officials shall not encourage or invite, directly or indirectly, a Registered Participant of another Team from the previous Season in the same or higher Category or from the current Season in any Division or Category, to register, participate in training camp activities or in any games without first having secured permission in writing, in the manner set forth below from the Team with which such Player is registered.

                i)    The written permission shall be a statement filed with the Branch in which the Player’s Team is registered, which statement shall be signed by the President, Secretary or by the designated signing officer of the Team with which the Player is registered.

c)    A charge of Tampering must be filed in accordance with the Hockey Canada appeal procedure established by By-Law 52. If all Teams involved are from the same Branch, the charge will be dealt with by that Branch in accordance with its regulations.

d)    Where tampering is found to have occurred, the responsible Team and/or Team Official shall receive one or more of the following sanctions:

                i)    A fine up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the offending Team, payable to the Team which files the tampering charge within thirty (30) days of notification;

                ii)    The deduction of two (2) unused Player allotments for that or the following season;

                iii)    Compensation to the Team that may lose a Player to the offending team;

                iv)    A minimum of ten (10) game suspension (regular season or play-offs) to the Head Coach of the offending Team;

                v)    A suspension for a period up to one (1) year to the responsible Team Officials of the offending team.

5.08.07    Registration Procedures

a)    Teams wishing to enter Junior Female competition within the jurisdiction of Hockey Saskatchewan must apply to the Saskatchewan Junior Female League for membership no later than the League’s annual meeting.  If the application is refused or not considered by this time the team may apply to Hockey Saskatchewan to have its case considered.  Applications for membership beyond this date may be considered by the Saskatchewan Junior Female League.

b)    All players must be registered before playing.  Coaches in violation shall be suspended for no less than five (5) games.

c)            i)    Female Junior teams shall be provided with thirty-five (35) Hockey Canada/Hockey Saskatchewan player cards and may sign and register not more than twenty-five (25) eligible players (of which 2 must be goaltenders) at any one time up to January 10th.

                ii)    No team shall receive more cards than stated in i) regardless of injuries or player availability except under Rule E-84 of the Hockey Canada Rule Book.

                iii)    Overage players are prohibited from registering on a Junior Female Team.

                iv)    Players with minor hockey eligibility remaining are prohibited from registering on a Junior Female Team as well as from attending a Junior Female Camp.

5.08.08    Affiliations

The Teams in the Saskatchewan Female Junior League will be prohibited from affiliating players.

5.08.09    Playoff Regulations

Arrangements for Playoffs in the Saskatchewan Female Junior League shall be left up to the League.