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Article 6: Memberships:
Executive |Team Officials |Players

Executive:

  1. Executive Officer positions of the E.M.H.A. must be nominated by an executive member and voted on by those present at the Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.)
  2. The Executive may select someone to fill any midterm vacancy or a position not filled at elections.
  3. All Executive positions are for a one-year term. The officers will be: President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary plus a minimum of six Directors.
  4. A Minimum of six elected Executive members is needed to be present at a meeting to form a quorum.
  5. With the exception of the A.G.M. only the E.M.H.A. Executive shall vote on motions.
  6. The Executive members shall have the power and responsibility of suspending/removing any E.M.H.A. executive member as deemed necessary, providing just cause has been established as set out in articles of the Constitution and By Laws and Code of Conduct.
  7. E.M.H.A., reserves the right to send up to the maximum number of voting members allowed to attend the N.O.H.A. A.G.M. E.M.H.A. also reserves the right to reimburse the attendees a appropriate amount for travel allowances, meal allowance and lodging if necessary.
  8. The E.M.H.A. will review the cost on an annual basis to send an executive member(s) to any sanctioned meetings and will reimburse accordingly.
  9. As a minimum, Executive members will be subject to current Criminal Record checks. Further, they may also be subject to reference checks, and be required to attend mandatory training courses as set out by the N.O.H.A.

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Team Officials:

  1. The E.M.H.A. executive reserves the right to suspend or discipline any E.M.H.A. team official referee or off ice official operating under but not limited to the E.M.H.A.
  2. The E.M.H.A. executive reserves the right to accept all E.M.H.A. team head coaching positions and associated team officials each year only by way of written application.
  3. The E.M.H.A. executive reserves the right to establish and utilize a selection process for E.M.H.A. team head coaching positions based on interviews, reference checks and/or any other selection process(s) deemed appropriate.
  4. All selected E.M.H.A. coaches and assistant coaches will be required to be certified as follows, consistent with the N.O.H.A. Constitution:
    1. Initiation & Novice H/L
      1. all Coaches and Asst. Coaches require Speak Out & Initiation certification
      2. all Trainers require valid trainer’s certification (3 year term) & Speak Out certification
    2. Atom, Bantam and Midget H/L
      1. all Coaches and Asst. Coaches require Speak Out & Coach Level or Development 1 certification
      2. all Trainers require valid trainer’s certification (3 year term) & Speak Out certification
    3. Peewee H/L and Peewee Representative teams
      1. all Coaches and Asst. Coaches require Speak Out & Coach Level or Development 1 & Body Checking certification
      2. all Trainers require valid trainer’s certification (3 year term) & Speak Out certification
    4. Novice, Atom, Bantam, Midget Representative teams and Junior teams
      1. all Coaches and Asst. Coaches require Speak Out & Coach Level or Development 1 certification
      2. all Trainers require valid trainer’s certification (3 year term) & Speak Out certification
    5. All Teams regardless of level
      1. all team officials will be subject to a current Criminal Record check and be carded per N.O.H.A. Constitution.
      2. all Managers require Speak Out certification
      3. only a maximum of two Managers will be carded per any team
      4. each team must have at least one certified coach and at least one certified trainer on the bench for all N.O.H.A. sanctioned games.
      5. each team will have an N.O.H.A. certified trainer, with current First Aid certification and CPR on the bench for all N.O.H.A. sanctioned games.
    6. Note: All selected E.M.H.A. team officials will be subject to current Criminal Record checks. Criminal record checks will be required to be conducted every three (3) years for all E.M.H.A. Executive members and team officials. All completed criminal record checks will be kept on file at the Englehart Arena by the E.M.H.A. Director of Harassment and Abuse.
  5. All team official requirements must be completed prior to beginning of the season and before going onto the ice.
  6. E.M.H.A. Executive reserves the right to reimburse E.M.H.A. Executive members and team officials for appropriate and approved costs associated with attendance at N.O.H.A. and/or O.H.F. sanctioned courses and/or clinics.
  7. E.M.H.A. Team officials shall have control of their players on and off the ice, while at home and at out of town. Officials of each E.M.H.A. team will ensure that a carded team official is present at the arena at least one hour before game time and at least a half hour before practice, and until the respective teams dressing room is empty afterwards.
  8. An E.M.H.A. team official(s) shall escort any player(s) required to leave a game for their respective team’s dressing room for any reason, including but not limited to player equipment failure, injury or game misconduct, and that a team official(s) will remain in the presence of the same player(s) until such time as the player(s) returns to the game, or changes and leaves the team dressing room under the direct supervision of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).
  9. All E.M.H.A. team officials on ice during E.M.H.A. sanctioned practices shall wear an approved helmet with chinstrap fastened.
  10. Only E.M.H.A. registered players may volunteer during other E.M.H.A. teams on ice practices, and shall dress in full hockey approved protective equipment in accordance with N.OH.A. and C.A.H.A. standards.

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Players:

  1. All players registered with the E.M.H.A. when on the ice must wear full protective equipment in accordance with N.O.H.A and C.A.H.A. standards.
  2. E.M.H.A. Executive reserves the right that, excepting for requests of “N.O.H.A. Player Tryout and Releases Forms” for N.O.H.A. sanctioned AAA teams, players within the E.M.H.A. jurisdictional area, and upon request of the E.M.H.A. Executive, will not be issued a(ny) “N.O.H.A. Player Tryout and Releases Forms” excepting if the E.M.H.A. is unable to field an N.O.H.A. sanctioned team at the requesting player’s level for the coming season. In the event that the E.M.H.A. is unable to field an N.O.H.A. sanctioned team at the requesting player’s level , all “N.O.H.A. Player Tryout and Releases Forms” must be submitted to the Executive for it’s consideration In all such instances, the E.M.H.A. Executive will deal with each such request on an individual basis and may request a meeting with the parties involved prior to authorization
  3. E.M.H.A. will take into consideration the number of E.M.H.A jurisdictional area registered players on any team at each particular division(s) before considering outside E.M.H.A. jurisdictional area players, and will only consider such players accompanied by signed “N.O.H.A. Player Tryout and Releases Forms” Players from within the E.M.H.A. jurisdictional area will have priority over all out of E.M.H.A. jurisdictional area players given equivalent hockey player’s skill and abilities.
  4. All registered E.M.H.A. players and their parents or legal guardians must sign respective E.M.H.A. Code of Conducts which shall be returned to their respective E.M.H.A. team manager prior to their first sanctioned N.O.H.A. scheduled exhibition or league game. Failure to have submitted signed E.M.H.A. players and/or their parents or legal guardians Codes of Conduct(s) will disqualify the respective player from participating in any sanctioned N.O.H.A. scheduled exhibition or league game.
  5. No exhibition games between two different E.M.H.A. teams will be allowed to work off E.M.H.A. players and/or team official(s) suspensions.

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