Hockey is a healthy sport where we have a responsibility to the players, participants, and the community to demonstrate and encourage healthy choices. Hockey Saskatchewan prohibits the use of tobacco, vaping, cannabis, alcohol, drugs, other intoxicants and banned / restricted substances during Hockey Saskatchewan sanctioned events as outlined in this policy.
Incidents are to be dealt with on an individual basis. Member associations, leagues and teams are recommended to establish policies and procedures to deal with the consequences of non-compliance by their members.
ALCOHOL, DRUGS, VAPING AND TOBACCO ARE PROHIBITED
a) At the players’ bench, in dressing rooms or in public, non-licensed areas.
b) In buses or cars when traveling to and from a sanctioned event.
c) By adults in position of responsibility of a minor team.
d) If used for the purposes of hazing, initiation or when it is forced on another person.
e) Use of any tobacco, cannabis and smoke-less products is prohibited by participants, coaches/leaders during Hockey Saskatchewan sanctioned events.
Certain events sponsored by Indigenous communities/groups are permitted to hold a tobacco ceremony prior to the event.RETURN TO HANDBOOK LISTING