Female Hockey :: 2011-2012 Female Affiliation
REGULATION SIX – AFFILIATION
6.0 PURPOSE: To provide an opportunity for higher Division or category teams to dress the maximum number of players allowable for a game in accordance with the playing rules.
6.1 Teams may use one of the following systems of affiliation.
1) Team to Team Affiliation. Applicable to all divisions Senior, (male and female) Junior, Minor and Minor Female. A team may only have 1 affiliated team.
2) Specially affiliated players. Applicable to Senior Female, Junior, Minor, and Minor Female Divisions only. A team may if they wish and in lieu of 1 affiliated team have 19 specially affiliated players of which at least 2 must be goaltenders, from lower division or category teams operating in the geographic subdivision in which the selecting team operates.
3) Major Bantam teams are permitted to sign 6 special affiliation agreements, one of which must be a goaltender.
4) Major Midget Teams are permitted to sign 10 special affiliation agreements, one of which must be a goaltender.
5) Club System. Applicable to Minor and Minor Female Divisions only. A club is defined as a Minor Hockey Association. The movement of players within a club shall only be to a team in a higher Division/category.
6) Players may only be affiliated to 1 team.
7) All such affiliations permitted under 6.1 shall terminate at the end of the current playing season, and may not be altered during the current playing season.
6.2 Minor Hockey will follow the “Club System” as defined in 6.1 (c) above and further defined and governed by Hockey Canada Regulation E.20 - E.28. This does not apply to Major Bantam or Major Midget.
6.3 Female Minor teams may use the “Club System” as defined in 6.1 (c) above and further defined and governed by Hockey Canada Regulation E.20 - E.28 or “Team to Team” affiliation as defined in 6.1
(a) above and further defined and governed by Hockey Canada Regulation E.9 – E.10. Only one method of affiliation may be used.
(b) Exceptions to 6.1(6) regulations for Female Minor:
a. When there are a limited number of teams to affiliate from, the affiliate team may be permitted to affiliate to more than one team with approval of the HNSFC Regional Director.
b. When there are a limited number of teams available to affiliate from, specifically one team that two or more teams will be affiliating from, a player may be granted permission to affiliate to more than one team with the approval of the HNSFC Regional Director.
6.4 Junior and Senior teams use the special affiliate method of 19 special affiliates (as defined in 6.1(b) above and further defined and governed by Hockey Canada Regulation E.12 – 19) may do so provided that the 19 affiliate players are members of a registered league competing in a minimum of 12 home and 12 away games, prior to the commencement of the higher category teams‟ playoffs.
6.5 The purpose of using affiliated players is to replace regular team players who are absent from the team and not to be used to fill a roster.
(a) Exception to 6.4 regulations for Female Minor: In the case when the officially registered roster is 12 or less, affiliation can be carried out to fill a roster up to a maximum of 12 not exceeding a maximum total numbers of 3 affiliates. If affiliates are to be used to bring the roster to 12 players it must be cone with the approval of the HNSFC Regional Director.
6.6 General Affiliation Regulations for Minor and Minor Female Hockey as defined in 6.1 above and in Hockey Canada Regulation E 29-39 are applicable, except where defined herein.
1) Movement of players is restricted as follows:
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2) At no time may a player skip a Division for the purpose of affiliation (i.e.: Pee Wee player CANNOT affiliate to Midget).
3) Bantam age players cannot affiliate to Midget, with the exception of goaltenders and Female.
4) Only players registered on a Team Registration form, and approved by the Regional Director, may advance to a higher division or category team for purpose of affiliation.
5) Higher Division/Category Minor Teams must attain consent from lower Division/Category team prior to using an affiliate player. Failure to comply may result in suspension of offending team’s Head Coach.
7) With the exception of “AAA”, teams from within amalgamated Minor Hockey Associations may only draw upon affiliates from one team. (Example – If a Minor Hockey Association has 3 “A” teams, that team must choose one “B” team only, to affiliate with). Affiliate teams are to be selected by December 1.
8) Minor teams may use players from any combination of teams allowed within their club system affiliation.
9) For Minor Hockey Associations with 35 or fewer registered Minor Midget players, the lowest affected team may, with approval of the Regional Director, affiliate to players in the Bantam Division who are in their last year of Bantam eligibility, in accordance with the club system.
10) Minor B teams (Atom, Peewee, Midget) may affiliate to House teams for a maximum of 5 skaters and 1 goaltender. All players above Atom must have taken the HNS checking clinic before being eligible as an affiliate player.
11) Exception to Hockey Canada Regulation E.35 for Female Minor:
Should a player play more than five (5) league and/or play-off games after February 10 with a team or teams in any higher division or category, that player shall be not allowed to compete any further in the division or category for which the player is registered in the same season.