Non-Sanctioned Winter Hockey Policy
August 15th to April 1st
Hockey Saskatchewan respects the rights of individuals to consider programming outside their local Minor Hockey Association (MHA) however if that outside programming focuses on the recruitment of players, formation of teams, competition and playing games outside of Hockey Saskatchewan sanctioned activities, Hockey Saskatchewan will protect those MHA’s and their members.
In alignment with the overriding Hockey Saskatchewan policy manual, it is Hockey Saskatchewan’s role to assist, protect, and support every MHA in the development of their association, its coaches, players, and officials. Hockey Saskatchewan invests through its membership fees, Hockey Canada, and Sask Lotteries funding player, coach, and officiating development that continues to develop and enhance winter programming.
Hockey Saskatchewan recognizes Skill Development Programming that is available outside of the programming of an MHA and encourages the participation in such programming if the focus is on every player being given the chance to register and the focus is solely on skill development and not team formation, competition, and games. Hockey Saskatchewan sanctions “Hockey Saskatchewan Skill Licensees” and these can be found on the Hockey Saskatchewan Website.RETURN TO HANDBOOK LISTING