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Section 6: Payment Information

6.0: Payment Information, Due Dates, Costs, Fees etc

6.1: Payment Methods

6.2: Overdue Payments

6.3: Deferred/ Split Payments

Section 7: Refunds

7.0: Refunds, Reimbursements and Compensation

7.1: Session Starts and Conclusions

7.2: Missed Games

7.3: Game Starting Time

7.4 Personal Conduct

7.5 Suspensions

7.6 Expulsions From a Program

        Hurry Up Rushes
        Giving The Red Line



Scheduling and Team Colours: A printable schedule of games, arena locations, start times and team colours (WHITE & DARK) will be posted on the website. It is the players responsibility to know where they are playing and what colour to wear.

Occasionally the convener may ask the player to wear a different colour (for team balancing) however this is rare as all participants will be assigned (at the start of a session) a team to which they will play on for the entire season.

Captains & On Ice Conveners: Each team will have one or two captains assigned who will be responsible to ensure the flow of the game remains at a high standard. They will help the conveners control the atmosphere and demeanour of the games, will handle any administrative duties, deal with minor on ice occurrences and will report any major incidents back to the administrator (for further action). The Captains will not issue policy and cannot suspend a player. HOWEVER, they can remove a player for infringement of any of our personal conduct policies, rules and regulations.


We do not utilize referees to govern the game and use modified rules to officiate the games. This creates a faster paced game, more ice time for everyone with far less stoppages or delays. Please do your part to help out! Our programs run successfully when everyone makes a positive effort to play fair, respect others and communicate in a socially acceptable manor. We appreciate those who positively engage in the game but do not look favourably on those that yell and scream at others. Please keep it friendly at all times!

Players who continually struggle to maintain their game time composure, will be warned by the conveners about their demeanor. If corrective action isn't made and the player continues to play in an anti social way, the player may be suspended and/ or expelled from the group. Please remember - "EVERYONE" is playing to have fun!

After the game please help the conveners by picking up the pucks, water bottles and dressing room keys (placing them into the puck carriers). While in the dressing room, make an effort to put your garbage in the bins provided. Thank you to those that make an effort in these areas (it's all part of the game)!



Warm Up: During the first 7-10 minutes of any program, players and goaltenders will have a brief warm up period with pucks provided. At this time players are asked to RESPECT their goaltender and place shots that are useful in warming up their netminder.

* This is NOT the time to practise a deek

* This is NOT the time to take slap shots (unless specifically requested by the goaltender)

* You are NOT trying to hit the top corners of the net

Goalies use this time to get a feeling for the puck (how it reacts on the ice and how it feels hitting different areas of their pads/ body.

Players who do not respect what the warm up period is for, will not be permitted to shoot against the goaltenders until the game starts.


9.3 SETTING OF THE LINES: The team captains will call the players over after the 7-10 warm up. At this time they will either assign the players to a specific position, or have a dialogue with the players to determine where everyone is going to play. Each captain is different, so help out by communicating well with them.

Please STAY in the position you are assigned to, unless moved (during the game) by the team captain. If you switch positions on your own, you may adversely affect the team chemistry or cause confusion with the other players on your team.

SHIFT DURATION: The CH programs are high tempo'd games and as such both teams need their players to play with as much energy as possible. Please keep your shifts short (approx 1min to 1:20) and stay with your line mates. In doing so, you'll find the games significantly quicker and more skilled. Don't be "that guy" who has to be yelled at to get off of the ice. Also, if you are finding that you aren't tired at the end of the shift, it probably means you could be working much harder! Please be respectful of other player's ice time!


The exiting player in a change should be NO MORE THAN 8 feet from the  bench before the fresh player enters the game.

Any player who enters the game while the retiring linemate is still on the ice, and attempts to play the puck or engage a player from the opposing team will be called for delay of game and possession of the puck will be immediately passed over to the other team (tossed into their defensive end).

When full lines change, the FRESH LINE should enter the game first (before the retiring line comes off). If you are coming off from your shift, WAIT along the boards until your replacement has entered the game

When coming off of the ice, be aware if you are the last person to enter the bench AND CLOSE THE DOOR!


Due to previous concerns about air borne illnesses, no longer offers community water bottles at their games. Please bring your own water or sports drink to every game. Do not share your water with others as there is a significant risk of passing on an illness (especially during flu season).


Please do not bring valuables into the dressing rooms. Though the doors are usually locked, there have been incidents of theft (even while the rooms have been locked). It is best to leave your valuables at home, however if this is not possible they should be hidden in your car.

Dressing room keys: It is whoever is the last person in the dressing room's responsibility to ensure the door to the room is securely locked and the key is brought to one of the arena benches. If the key is not already in the room (or in the door) the last person MUST locate an arena staff member to retrieve the key. DO NOT LEAVE THE DOORS OPEN OR UNLOCKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

Reminder, some dressing rooms have a shared shower area. Don't forget to lock that door as well.

Capitalhockey and its administrators are not responsible for any articles lost, stolen or damaged while attending one of our events. This includes items stored in your vehicle while parked.

Click here: An article by Carha Hockey regarding dressing room security.