Highlights from Hockey Alberta’s AGM include:
- Hockey Alberta hosted a Body Checking Seminar on Friday, June 8 where the membership discussed current body checking standards in the province. Delegates took part in a survey and workshop session intended to provide Hockey Alberta with data to guide a review process moving forward. Hockey Alberta will appoint a body checking review committee to review the topic and current regulations over the next year.
- The Hockey Alberta membership approved a motion to introduce new bylaws as a result of its governance review over the past two seasons. The change, subject to final approval from Alberta Corporate Registry will see Hockey Alberta’s board become a “policy board” of eight members.
- Hockey Canada will launch a membership card national loyalty program for the 2012-13 season which will provide value to participants through providing discounts at national and provincial corporate partner locations. The program will also provide a credit back to the participant for every purchase to offset registration costs.
- Hockey Alberta intends to host a provincial hockey summit in 2013 bringing together all stakeholders in hockey from all level to discuss the current state and the future of hockey in Alberta.
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Hockey Alberta wants to offer all stakeholders in the game a chance to have their voice heard. Parents, coaches, officials, and volunteers are all encouraged to fill out the body checking survey to help give Hockey Alberta a complete perspective on the subject.
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Currently, Hockey Alberta follows the national standard outlined in rule 6.2 in Hockey Canada’s playing rules indicating body checking is permitted beginning at the peewee level.
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