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Gender Identity Training


HEO, in conjunction with HNO and the OHF, launches the new Gender Identity Training program for Coaches, Trainers and Managers.

Job Posting


HEO is seeking applications for a new Development Programs Officer. Follow the link below for more details and application information.

Players and Coaches Get the Call!


HEO Players, coaches and alumni have been invited to attend Hockey Canada POE Development Camps this summer.

Bursary Winners


At the HEO AGM fourteen bursaries were awared totalling $11,500.00.
Check out the winners.

Lessons From Behind the Glass


Allyson Tufts partners with HEO to bring us the Lessons From Behind the Glass video series...coming in Fall 2017.

New IP Cross/Half Ice Mandate


Hockey Canada launches it's new cross ice and half ice mandate for initiation aged players. Taking effect for the 2017-18 season.

The 1st Shift

Looking to grow your Minor Hockey Association’s membership? The Canadian Tire First Shift is your answer!
Help kids fall in love with hockey with this six-week learn to play program focusing on fun and basic skills.

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Rules & Regulations

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  • a. All Rules and Regulations of Hockey Canada and/or HEO will be strictly enforced
  • b. The Executive Director of HEO will be the person responsible for Hockey Canada/HEO Regulation interpretation
  • c. The VP Rules and Officials of HEO will be the person responsible for Hockey Canada Rule interpretations
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  • APPEALS PERSUANT IN THE ABOVE MANNER, WILL BE TAKEN TO THE NEXT REGULAR OR SPECIAL MEETING OF HEO BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
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  • Registered Leagues submit in writing three (3) copies of their League Constitution, By-Laws, Rules, and Regulations, to HEO for approval, prior to September 1st in each year.
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  • All special Rules and Regulations by Leagues must be ratified by HEO.
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  • Each registered club must submit in writing a list of its Officers and Executive Members at the time of the annual registration of the team.
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  • The operating policy as prescribed by the Rules & Officials Committee for penalty infractions is to be communicated to each League and/or Division by September 1st of each year.
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  • Regulations governing the registration of Referees and Coaches within the Association shall, as required, be established by the HEO Board of Directors and the ODMHA Council.
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  • a. While on the ice, all players and goalkeepers, registered for Minor Hockey within HEO are required to wear CSA approved facial protectors and a BNQ approved throat protector. In addition, a goaltender must wear a neck protector except in the case where a goalie mask has the long extended protection built into the mask and is CSA approved. All other goaltender must have a throat protector affixed to the helmet/face masks. This regulation applies to all levels within the ODMHA. Junior Hockey Leagues are given the option of wearing approved throat protectors.
  • b. All game officials registered with HEO and with the ODMHA shall be required to wear as minimum facial protection, a half-visor that is CSA certified.
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  • The Hockey Canada Insurance Program premium(s) must be paid for all players, for all team officials, and for all game officials. In addition, any other person, whose responsibilities on behalf of an HEO sanctioned activity, requires time on the ice, must also have insurance premiums paid on his behalf.
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  • There shall be no financial reimbursement for players moving between teams under HEO jurisdiction with the exception of players who move to play Major Junior hockey.
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  • a. For Junior and Senior Hockey, every team must have at least one qualified trainer with a current Hockey Trainers Certification (HTCP) Level II.
  • b. The trainer will be on or near the bench during every game played by a team in HEO.
  • c. The trainers will be on or near the bench during every practice and warm up prior to every game played by a team in HEO.
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  • 1a. Players affiliated with a higher category/division team pursuant to Hockey Canada Regulation "E" governing Specially Affiliated Players may only play for the higher division/category team with the consent of the lower category/division team which shall be obtained prior to each game.
  • 1b. Such game by game consent may be verbal or written.
  • 1c. Game by game consent is not required once the lower category/division team is no longer in competition.
  • 1d. The requirements of this regulation may be waived by written agreement between the two teams in question.
  • 2. All agreements between teams, either verbal or written, shall be made between the respective President, Secretary or persons that have been designated as Signing Officers as set out in Hockey Canada’s Regulations E4 and 5 and filed with the HEO Executive Director.
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  • No team may initiate contact directly or indirectly with any player who has signed a current certificate. Contact may only follow the filing of written permission with HEO office. This permission does not constitute a release and a release must subsequently be obtained prior to any signing of the player by the requesting team. Contravention of the above will result in a $500.00 fine, payable to HEO by the offending team, prior to their next regularly scheduled game.
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  • All carry over suspensions must be reported by a Team official (coach or manager), to the Executive Director of HEO no later than 30 days after the team’s final game. Failure to report such offences will result in the team being fined $250.00. It is the responsibility of the team, prior to signing a player, to verify if said player has any outstanding suspensions with the HEO Executive Director.


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