Handbook Item

9 - Tours and Exhibitions Games


a)    The organization of an International Tour is governed by Hockey Canada Regulations, unless otherwise agreed.  Branches, Teams and Team Officials, involved in International Tours are advised to refer to the IIHF Statutes and Bylaws or the applicable Statutes and Bylaws of the host Federation, in order to have a full understanding of what is required with respect to such competition.  For International Tours in Canada, invitations must be issued by Hockey Canada, and the IIHF must be notified of the dates and conditions under which the proposed International Tour is organized, at least two (2) months before the first game of the International Tour.

b)    Due to processing and administrative requirements, an International Tour application made less than sixty (60) days prior to the event cannot be assured of approval.  If Hockey Canada is unable to approve such an application, there may be a partial refund of the application fee, at the sole discretion of Hockey Canada.

c)    The application for an International Tour shall be made through the Branch in which such Minor Hockey Association or Team is registered and shall include a written invitation from the hosting Federation(s).

d)    Submissions to Hockey Canada for sanctioning of an International Tour must include the following:

i)    A detailed schedule outlining dates and locations of proposed games; and

ii)    Written approval of the Branch(es) involved.

e)    Hockey Canada, in its sole and unfettered discretion, may refuse an application for sanctioning of an International Tour for any reason it deems detrimental to Hockey Canada, its Branches or the participants involved, and its decision in this regard shall be final and binding.

f)    Minor Hockey Associations or Teams, and Partner Teams requesting an International Tour, whether incoming or outgoing, shall pay the following fees:

i)    Application made to Hockey Canada sixty (60) or more days prior to the day of the event - one hundred fifty dollars ($150)

ii)    Application made to Hockey Canada between thirty (30) and fifty-nine (59) days prior to the day of the event - three hundred dollars ($300)

iii)    Application made to Hockey Canada between fifteen (15) and twenty-nine (29) days prior to the day of the event - five hundred dollars ($500)

iv)    Application made less than fifteen (15) days prior to the day of the event is subject to a fee at the discretion of Hockey Canada with the minimum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) and a maximum of five thousand dollars ($5,000)

v)    The above noted fees shall be divided equally between Hockey Canada and the respective Branch.