Governing the Streetsville Hockey League
MANUAL OF OPERATIONS
VISION, VALUES, MISSION
PLAYER BILL OF RIGHTS
2 STANDING COMMITTEES
3 OFFICERS and DIRECTORS
4 S.H.L. MEETING
5 S.H.L. COMMITTEE
6 DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE
7 BUDGET COMMITTEE
8 RULES COMMITTEE
9 HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
10 PLAYER MEMBERSHIP
11 AGES OF PLAYERS
12 REGISTRATION & FEES
13 MULIPLE PLAYER FAMILY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT POLICY
16 TEAM OFFICIAL QUALIFICATIONS
17 APPEALS / PROTESTS
18 SELECT & ADDITIONAL HOCKEY PROGRAMS (See Policy #10-03)
19 DIRECTORS/EXECUTIVE MEMBERS
20 DUTIES OF HOUSE LEAGUE CONVENERS AND COACHES
- DIVISIONAL CONVENERS
- TEAM COACHES
21 CHOOSING OF HOUSE LEAGUE TEAMS BY COACHES
22 PLAYING FOR ANOTHER AGE GROUP and AGE APPROPRIATE SELECT TEAMS
23 PLAYERS PER TEAM
24 PLAYING TIME FOR PLAYERS
25 HOUSE LEAGUE SUPPLEMENTARY PLAYING RULES
26 RISK MANAGEMENT
27 SHL AWARDS
- MIDGET SCHOLARSHIP
- AWARD OF MERIT
1- LIST OF PAST MINOR HOCKEY PRESIDENTS
2- LIST OF MINOR HOCKEY LIFE MEMBERS
3- PERSEVERANCE AWARD RECIPIENTS
4- SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS
5- AWARD OF MERIT RECIPENTS
6- LIST OF SHL POLICIES
S.H.L. MANUAL OF OPERATIONS
S.H.L. Games shall be governed by Hockey Canada, O.H.F. & G.T.H.L. regulations as well as supplementary S.H.L. rules and policies.
The Streetsville Hockey League committee is a sub-committee of the Vic Johnston Community Centre Inc. a non-profit corporation registered in the Province of Ontario.
The SHL committee is empowered by the board to administer and operate the Streetsville
This Manual of Operations is intended to set out the current policies and internal operations of the Streetsville Hockey League (the “League”), which will be applicable to the teams and the players of the league. While they are intended to be comprehensive, the Rules and Policies are not exhaustive and the League reserves the right, in its discretion, to make such changes and additions from time to time, as it deems appropriate. Notice of any changes and/or additions will be given to Team Officials and, when appropriate to parents/guardians on a timely basis.
“the board” means the Board of Directors of the Vic Johnston Community Centre Corporation (VJCC);
“SHL” means Streetsville Hockey League;
“SHL committee” means the SHL committee is appointed by the board of Directors of the Vic Johnston CC to administer the affairs of the Streetsville Hockey League;
“SHL executive committee” means the committee of the SHL made up of the President, Vice Presidents and the Past President;
“meeting of the SHL committee” means the SHL Committee means the monthly information meeting of the executive members of the SHL;
“Divisional Convenor” is the individual(s) appointed by the SHL Committee to oversee the league play and practices of each divisional age group;
“Programs Manager” is a full-time employee of the Vic Johnston Community Centre who oversees several hockey programs at the Streetsville Arena and is charged with assisting the SHL Committee in the running of the minor hockey program;
Vision Statement - Core Values
and Mission Statement
The Streetsville Hockey League’s
Vision is to enable our players, coaches and members to enjoy lifelong participation and contribution to the game of hockey.
v Leadership by example
v Providing a safe and fun environment to play hockey
v Development of hockey skills and knowledge of the game
v Commitment to the Streetsville Community and Volunteerism
v Physical, Mental and Social development through friendship and team play
v Learning Fair Play, Honesty, Integrity, Good Sportsmanship and Respect for all participants
SHL is a volunteer run hockey league, that is dedicated, to providing our members of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to play minor hockey for their enjoyment and improvement, in a safe and fun atmosphere in which our players support and respect each other.
We encourage and expect our members and players to exhibit good sportsmanship, fair play and respect for their opponents, coaches, referees, and all other participants.
Our league is dependent upon the commitment and dedication of our many volunteers, as we interact with one another with courtesy and respect.
House league hockey . . . just for the fun of it!
SAFE, FUN, BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE!
Players’ Bill of Rights
All children participating in the hockey programs of the Streetsville Hockey League enjoy the following rights and are entitled to the protection of these rights.
SPORTSMANSHIP: You have the right to participate in a program in which sportsmanship, honesty and integrity are the cornerstones.
RESPECT: You have the right to the respect of your coaches, your team-mates, the coaches and players of the opposing team, the referees and spectators and each of them has the right to expect the same of you.
PARTICIPATION: You have the right to participate fully and equitably in the activities of your team.
SKILL DEVELOPMENT: You have the right to learn about your sport and develop your skills to the maximum of your potential.
FREEDOM FROM ABUSE: You have the right to say no to physical contact or interaction with any member of the coaching staff or any other person in a position of authority or influence.
FREEDOM FROM BULLYING: You have the right to participate fully in the activities of your team free from harassment and bullying in all its forms.
FREE SPEECH: You have the right to speak freely without fear of recrimination.
FAIR TREATMENT: You have the right to be treated fairly and with impartiality.
FUN: You have the right to have fun. Hockey is about fun and we all have a right to share in it.
- The SHL is a direct affiliated House League to the Greater Toronto Hockey League, herein referred to as the G.T.H.L.
- STANDING COMMITTEES
2.1 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
2.2 S.H.L. COMMITTEE
2.3 DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE
2.4 BUDGET COMMITTEE
2.5 RULES COMMITTEE
2.6 HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
- OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
The Vic Johnston Board of Directors will appoint the Director in charge of the SHL, who will then be known as the President of the SHL.
The SHL President will appoint the member of the Executive and SHL committees shall be comprised of the following positions:
- Vice-President-House League,
- Vice-President-Select and Direct Entry Teams
- Past President
- Director of Convenors’
- Director of Officiating and Timekeeping
- Director IP
- Director Hockey Development
- Director of House League Select Teams
- Director Derbys (Direct Entry Teams)
- Director Risk Management
- Any other position that the committee deems necessary to run the SHL.
- S.H.L. MEETING AGENDA
The order of business shall be:
Minutes of the previous meeting
o unfinished business arising from minutes
o Financial report
o President's report
o Vice-President Reports, House League, Select
o Other reports
o New Business
- S.H.L. COMMITTEE
The S.H.L. Committee shall be comprised of the following positions:
- Vice-President-House League
- Vice-President-Select and Direct Entry Teams
- Vice-President-Risk Management,
and the following Directors
- Officiating and Time keeping,
- Hockey Development,
- Select Hockey
- Direct Entry Teams
· Programs Manager (non-voting)
- DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE
- Shall be chaired by the President and/or Vice President of House League, in his absence.
- The SHL Executive Committee shall appoint a Discipline Committee consisting of at least three (3) members, one of whom shall be the Chair, and one who shall act as recording secretary. This committee shall hear all protests, appeals or charges brought against any registered player, coach, manager, team or any member of the League for alleged violation of S.H.L. Rules of Operations or policies.
- The Discipline Committee shall be empowered to impose any such penalties as it deems appropriate following a hearing of all the pertinent matters including Supplementary Discipline matters.
- The decision of the Discipline Committee may be appealed in writing and accompanied by the prescribed fee in schedule to the next scheduled regular meeting of the SHL Executive Committee.
- Members of the SHL Executive Committee who have direct connection with the charge and/or individual(s) involved shall not vote on the appeal.
- The decision of the SHL Executive Committee shall be final.
- BUDGET COMMITTEE
Shall be chaired by the President, along with the following members:
Vice President, House League, Vice-President, Select, Programs Manager.
- RULES COMMITTEE
Shall be chaired by the President, along with the following members:
Vice-President House League, Director Officiating, Director Convenors
- HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Shall be chaired by the Vice President, House League and comprised of the following members:
Director IP, Director Hockey Development, President
- PLAYER MEMBERSHIP
Membership in the S.H.L. House League shall be open to all boys and girls who live in
the area served primarily by the Streetsville Arena/Vic Johnston Community Centre.
Notwithstanding the aforementioned, they must live in the City of Mississauga. However
if there are still player openings after registration then players may be accepted from
outside the Mississauga area.
- AGES OF PLAYERS
The age designations, as defined by Hockey Canada are as follows:
Ø Initiation – player development 6 years and under (Formerly Tadpole)
Ø Minor Novice 7 years and under (Formerly Tyke)
Ø Novice 8 years and under
Ø Minor Atom 9 years and under
Ø Atom 10 years and under
Ø Minor Pee Wee 11 years
Ø Pee Wee 12 years and under
Ø Minor Bantam 13 years and under
Ø Bantam 14 years and under
Ø Minor Midget 15 years and under
Ø Midget 16, 17 years and under
Ø Juvenile 18,19 years and under (Not currently operated by the SHL)
The SHL reserves the right to combine ages for House League play to allow the establishment of divisions based on enrolments at each age group.
- REGISTRATION & FEES
- Each player must complete a registration form and accompanied by the registration fee, as determined by the SHL Committee, together with the required information.
a. Registration can be made in person or online
- No player will be permitted to take part in any regularly scheduled league game
until all monies due are paid to the S.H.L.
- The aforementioned paragraph may be waived, in distress situations, at the discretion of the SHL Committee.
- All House League refunds are subject to the S.H.L. Refund policy.
- The schedules of fees shall be set by the S.H.L. Committee.
- The fees to include, but not limited to:
- NSF Cheques, Administration, Registration, Voluntary player withdrawal, Tournaments, Appeals/Protests, Select Hockey
- MULIPLE PLAYER FAMILY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT POLICY
See Policy #10-01
See Policy #10-04
- The official colours of the S.H.L. shall be black, orange, and white.
- The colour scheme must be incorporated into the S.H.L. jackets’ and related merchandise.
- No other logo's or any writing may appear on SHL jackets, track suits or related merchandise without the written approval of the SHL Committee.
- TEAM OFFICIAL QUALIFICATIONS
- All SHL team coaches MUST have a current certification at least their National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Coach Level. All other coaching staff must have attended the Abuse and harassment Training.
- All SHL team officials who are on the players’ bench for games must sign a GTHL House League Certificate prior to going on the bench.
- There will be a maximum of three carded team officials per team. The exception is the Tadpole level, which will receive four per team. All other requests for additional team official cards will be reviewed and approved by the Vice President ADMIN on a case by case basis.
- Only carded official may go behind the bench. Anyone who is not carded that goes behind the bench is NOT covered by league insurance policies and will be asked to vacate the area of the bench if observed by the convenor.
- It is the responsibility of the VP House League and the Director of Convenors as well as divisional convenors to ensure that all house league team coaches have signed a current GTHL card prior to going on the bench.
- APPEALS / PROTESTS
- Any game protests or appeals of suspensions brought forth by a decision of the Disciplinary Committee shall be in writing to the SHL Committee within 24 hours after the game has been played or notification of the suspension received and shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee as published in the Fee schedule.
- The fee will be retained by the S.H.L. if the decision is upheld.
- Suspensions as listed on the mandatory minimum suspension list of seven games or less are not subject to appeal.
- HOUSE LEAGUE SELECT & DIRECT ENTRY HOCKEY PROGRAMS
(See Policy #10-03)
The SHL will operation two house league select hockey programs and one Direct Team Entry Program for its members
Program 1 Herein to be known as Derbys Select Tournament Team Program
(Formerly the Sabres)
- This program will be offered to those players in the Minor Novice (Age 7 years) up to Midget (Age 17 years) who are not playing in the select hockey program.
- These teams will operate within the house league divisions and will be populated by players from those divisions. The Player selection process is outlined in the Tournament Select Team Rules of Operations.
- The select teams from this program will be made up primarily of players that wish to enter tournaments or play exhibition games that do not interfere or conflict with their house league teams.
- These teams will be over seen by the House League Select Director(s) who will report to the VP of Select Hockey.
- The operation of these teams will be governed by the House League Select Hockey Rules of Operations and the GTHL select hockey policy.
- The Tournament Select teams have their own Rules of Operations in addition to the SHL Rules of Operation.
Program 2 Herein to be known as the Derbys Select Teams Hockey Program
(Formerly the Stingers)
- This program will be offered to those players in the Tyke (Age 6 years) up to Midget (Age 17 years) who are not playing in the Tournament select teams program.
- These teams will be populated by players for the SHL house league that have been selected from tryouts.
- The teams will be over seen by the Select Teams Director(s) who will report to the VP of Select Hockey.
- The operation of these teams will be governed by the House League Select Hockey Rules of Operations in addition to the SHL Rules.
- The House League Select teams may compete in the Mississauga Hockey League, North York Hockey league or another league the S.H.L. considers suitable
Program 3 (DIRECT ENTRY TEAMS) Herein to be known as the STREETSVILLE DERBYS
- This program will be offered to the Minor Novice (Age 7) and Novice (Age 8) age groups. The program is to prepare these players for competitive rep hockey. Players who participate in this program are NOT eligible to play in the SHL House League program.
- These three teams will be operated independently of the house league divisions.
- These teams will be populated by players that have been selected from tryouts.
- The Derbys Direct Teams Director who will report to the VP of Select Hockey will over- see these teams.
- The Derbys Rules of Operations will govern the operation of these teams.
- The Derby teams will compete in the Mississauga Hockey League, or another league the S.H.L. considers suitable.
- EXECUTIVE /DIRECTORS MEMBERS
Ø IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Ø VP HOUSE LEAGUE
Ø IP DIRECTOR
Ø DIRECTOR HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT
Ø DIRECTOR CONVENORS
Ø DIRECTOR OFFICIATING & TIMEKEEPERS
Ø VP SELECT
Ø DIRECTOR SELECT HOCKEY PROGRAMS (Select Teams)
Ø DIRECTOR DERBYS (Direct Entry Teams)
Ø PROGRAMS MANAGER (FORMERLY Executive Director) (PAID POSITION)
- DUTIES OF HOUSE LEAGUE CONVENERS AND COACHES
A. DIVISIONAL CONVENERS
See the House League Convener Guidelines
B. TEAM COACHES
See the House League Coaches Guidelines
- CHOOSING OF HOUSE LEAGUE TEAMS
The SHL committee will determine the best way in which to place players on teams.
- PLAYING FOR ANOTHER AGE GROUP
On the recommendation of the Divisional Convener and approval of the VP House
League a player may play in another age group in addition the following league policy is in place;
AGE APPROPRIATE SELECT TEAMS
22.1 Age appropriate teams are the goal of the SHL however; from time to time there may be a need to use underage players to complete a team roster.
22.2 The need for underage players is only applicable if after registration, teams unable to fill their roster with age appropriate players.
22.3 Underage players are capped at 3 players per team.
I. If there are compelling reasons to allow more than 3 underage players to play on one team, then the House League Convenor for that division may apply for an exception to the SHL Committee.
II. The SHL Committee shall only deal with exception requests that fall within the Hockey Canada/GTHL rules that deal with under aged players.
III. The exemption is for one season only.
- PLAYING TIME FOR PLAYERS
It is the policy of the SHL that all house league players should receive as equitable an amount of ice time as possible.
Coaches are to roll the lines throughout the game giving all the players the opportunity to play during “power play” and “penalty kills” as exposure to these situations will enhance the player’s ability and build their confidence.
- PLAYERS PER TEAM
The number of players per team will be decided by the executive committee and will be determine by the enrolment.
- HOUSE LEAGUE SUPPLEMENTARY PLAYING RULES
See Supplementary Playing Rules for details
- RISK MANAGEMENT POLICIES
See Risk management & Other Policies as well as the SHL Speak Out Policy on the SHL web site or in the Risk Management handout.
- SHL AWARDS
SHL PERSEVERANCE AWARD
- An annual award which goes to one of the SHL’s house league players who has exhibited outstanding love for the game and the spirit of hockey. They must have shown the ability to go above and beyond in their demonstrated passion for the game.
- It is not necessarily about the best hockey player, but about being a young person who has persevered, demonstrates and all around desire to play the game, be around the game and shown to be a positive role model.
- Examples of past recipients include:
A little guy who had a severe medical condition, but continued to play whenever his health allowed him to and was excited about being around the rink Twins who showed a vast improvement in their skills during the season, who were very open to being taught and were enthusiastic about playing.
- The award includes a commemorative plaque and a $100 gift certificate.
- See Appendix #3 for recipient’s names.
SHL MIDGET SCHOLARSHIP
In the 2012-2013 season, the Vic Johnston Community Centre (VJCC) and the Streetsville Hockey League (SHL) announced the creation of the SHL Midget Scholarship Award. These scholarships have been created using the proceeds from the Vic Johnston Community Centre, Community Fund.
1- Applicant must have been registered for a cumulative total of five years, including a minimum of three years as a player, with the Streetsville Hockey League (“SHL”).
2- Applicant must be registered with the SHL in the year of application.
3- Applicant must currently be at a position in his or her education to be eligible to attend an accredited post-secondary institution.
4- Decision of the Scholarship Committee will be final. There is no appeal process for any applicant(s).
5- Applicant must not be serving a suspension more than four games at the date of application.
6- Applicant must not have served more than 20 games of suspension during the applicant's career in the Streetsville Hockey League.
7- Scholarship Committee will assess all applications and forward its recommendation(s) to the Board of Directors of the VJCC for a majority approval.
8- Applicant will only be eligible to receive this scholarship award once in his or her lifetime.
9- Applicant must submit fully completed application form together with:
a) Two (2) letters of reference from his or her current school (one must be from a teacher).
b) One (1) letter of reference from his or her SHL related organization.
c) An official copy of his or her high school transcript.
d) A letter outlining their contribution to the SHL, and what the game of hockey has meant to him or her.
10- All information must be submitted by April 30th of the year of application in-order to be considered for that year’s scholarship awards.
11- Successful applicants will be announced in September, and payment of the scholarship will be issued by October 31st, upon proof of enrolment.
Proof of enrolment will be in the form of an official school document (letter from Registrar) from the accredited post-secondary institution the applicant is attending.
Payment will be made directly to the successful applicant(s).
12- Completed application and all required documentation must be forwarded to the Programs Manager;
Streetsville Hockey League,
PO Box 632, Streetsville, Ontario L5M 2C2,
or by email to [email protected]
13- Facsimiles will not be accepted.
14- By submitting an application and signing below I hereby irrevocably grant to The Vic Johnston Community Centre, the Streetsville Hockey League, its subsidiaries, affiliates and promotional representatives and agents the right to use my name and photograph submitted into the Streetsville Hockey League Midget Scholarship Program in any media or form including television, online, and print without remuneration, compensation or other obligation, at any time and from time to time for the purpose of advertising, publicity and promotion.
15- See Appendix #4 for winner’s names
SHL AWARD OF MERIT
- During the 2016-17 season the SHL Committee wanted to come up with a way to acknowledge those dedicated and committed individuals of the SHL who have given their time freely for the betterment of the SHL players and their community. (Inaugural year 2016-2017)
- The SHL Award of Merit is presented to an individual who has served the SHL faithfully over many years, participating in any of the following roles
(SHL Committee Member, SHL Convenor, SHL Volunteer).
- Through their service, the individual has made a significant contribution to the game, its players, coaches, officials or volunteers.
- commitment to values, standards, and philosophy of SHL
- high degree of involvement in SHL
- longevity of contributions to SHL (at least 5 years)
- The SHL Award of Merit can be, but is not necessarily, awarded annually.
- The recipient will be selected by the SHL Committee and the name(s) submitted to the V.J. Board of Directors. Who will present the award at the V.J. Annual General Meeting.
- see appendix #5 for recipient’s names.
STREETSVILLE AMATEUR MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION Inc. 1993-2009
STREETSVILLE MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION 1963 –1993
STREETSVILLE AND DISTRICT MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION 1946-1963
1963-64 Roger Little
1964-65 Ken MacDonald
1965-66 Don Norris
1966-67 to 1967-68 John McPherson
1968-69 Al Crawford
1969-70 to 1972-73 Jim Gray*
1973-74 Frank Walker
1974-75 Brian Anderson
1975-76 Jack Smith*
1976-77 to 1977-78 Carl Murphy *
1978-79 to 1979-80 Jim Rawes
1980-81 Mike Cook
1981-82 Wayne Mckee
1982-83 to 1988-89 Bill Mann*
1989-90 Bill Grindlay
1990-91 to 1991-92 Paul Dodman
1992-93 to 2000-01 Neil Painchaud
2001-02 to 2002-03 Bruce Munro
2003-04 to 2004-05 Mike Erdelyi
2005-06 to 2006-07 David Amon
2007-08 Behn Conroy
2008-09 David Amon
1946 to 1962 have been lost *Deceased
On April 30, 2009, the Streetsville Amateur Minor Hockey Association Corporation was dissolved.
On May 1, 2009, the Streetsville Hockey League was formed as a sub-committee of the Vic Johnston Community Centre Corporation to administer and operate the minor hockey program at the Streetsville arena.
Streetsville Hockey League
2009-2010 (Inaugural season)
2009-10 Ken Hunter
2010-11 to Neil Painchaud
Minor Hockey Life Members
2018-19 – Alec Love
2017-18 – No Winner
2016-17- Kevin Tran
2015-16 - Andrew Soosipillai
2014-15 - Noah Amaral
2013-14 - Julia Van Damme and William Kennedy
2012-13 - Jonah Lorefice
2011-12 - Aiden Broadbent
2010-11 - Shayan Ahmed
2009-10 - Raman Sambhi and Gagan Sambhi
2008-09 - Zack Smith
2007-08 - Andrew Patterson
2006-07 - Christopher Plimmer
2005-06 - Kurtis Wonnell
2004-05 - Jared Herrington
2003-04 - Megan Parry
2002-03 - Rory Morrison
Award of Merit
Neil Painchaud 23 Years President SHL, SAMHA/SMHA and
Tony Karasmanis 16 Years VP House League, Director of Convenors SAMHA
Bob Boyes 10 years SHL Committee Member Director IP &HD SAMHA
Paul Oliveira 7 years Divisional Convenor
Chris Loreto 7 Years VP Select Hockey
Stephan Angers 7 years Director Select Hockey
Tim Holdaway 7 Years SHL Committee Select Director, SAMHA/SMHA
Bill Zizek 6 years Divisional Convenor
Rob Byce 6 years Divisional Convenor, SHL Committee Member
Mike Duggan 6 years Director Officiating & Timekeepers
LIST OF SHL POLICIES (see Risk Management Manual for full details)
#10-01 Multiple Player Family Registration Discount
#10-02 Vision Values & Mission Statement
#10-03 Additional Hockey Programs
#10-05 Recognition and Prevention of Harassment, Abuse and Bullying
#10-06 Zero Tolerance
#10-07 Releasing Player from Supervision
#10-08 Off-Site-Activities and Road Trips
#10-09 Late Caregivers
#10-10 Physical Contact
#10-13 Code of Ethics for Players, Coaches, Officials, Volunteers and Parents
#10-14 Brain Injuries and Concussions
#10-15 Prohibition on Food and Beverages
#10-17 Players’ Bill of Rights
#12-01 Registration Fee Schedule
#15-01 Registration Fee Due Date
#16-01 Discipline Committee Emphasis Policies