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Administration - Bulletin Details
ISSUE #:      2017-034
September 14, 2017
TO: BC Hockey Membership
FROM: Barry Petrachenko
Chief Executive Officer

COPY:Board of Directors
SUBJECT: 2017-2018 Replacement Goaltenders (Hockey Canada Regulation B 44)

Please note the following guidelines and procedures utilized in the application of Hockey Canada Regulation B 44.


The rationale for this regulation is to ensure that no team finds itself in a situation where there is no goaltender available to their team.   Prior to relief being granted under this regulation, it is expected that teams will avail themselves of their registered and affiliate goaltenders and that teams will ensure that they have taken appropriate care to have a sufficient number of goaltenders available to them. 


The signing officers of a team may submit a written letter of request as follows:

a) Senior and Junior (Female and Male), the appropriate Division Coordinator.

b) Midget AAA, the Male and Female Midget AAA Coordinator.

c) Minor, the Operations Task Group member in the district for which the team participates in.

d) Minor teams which participate in a district where there is no Task Group member, the Minor Operations Coordinator.


Such a request must include:

a) The circumstances that led to the need for relief.

b) The name of the Replacement Goaltender they propose to use.

c) Written permission from said goaltender’s registered team.


If permission is granted for a Replacement Goaltender, it shall include an understanding that the Replacement Goaltender will act under such terms and conditions as determined by the Division Coordinator or Branch Minor Hockey Operations Coordinator unless the Starting Goaltender becomes injured. All permissions granted will have a timed duration.

Questions regarding this notice can be forwarded to our office.

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