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Administration - Bulletin Details
ISSUE #:      2013-24-A
 
September 4, 2013
 
TO: BC Hockey Membership
 
FROM: Wilf Liefke
BC Hockey President

 
SUBJECT: 2013-2014 Suspension Guidelines - Minor/Female
 


PLEASE ENSURE EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR TEAMS, LEAGUE OR ASSOCIATION IS MADE AWARE OF THIS BULLETIN.    
 
              I.        REPORTING PROCEDURES
 
Penalties incurred during BC Hockey games shall be reported as follows:
 
a)    GAME MISCONDUCTS AND MISCONDUCTS IN THE LAST TEN MINUTES: Rule 4.6 (c), Rule 4.5 (b) and all Game Misconducts in Section II
In games played under the jurisdiction of a League, District or Local Associations, Misconduct Penalties in the last ten (10) minutes of a game and all Game Misconducts shall be reported by fax or email to the President of the League, District Association or Local Association immediately upon completion of the game. The original copy of game sheet and referee report must be mailed within 48 hours of completion of the game.
 
b)    MATCH PENALTIES AND GROSS MISCONDUCTS: 
In all instances in which Match and Gross Misconduct Penalties are assessed; the Referee shall forward the game sheet and referee's report by fax or email immediately upon completion of the game. The original copy of both forms must be mailed within 48 hours of completion of the game to the appropriate BC Hockey District Director or Divisional Director as set out in Section IX.
 
Those failing to abide by this ruling will be subject to suspension. For certain offences and/or where appropriate, a BC Hockey Division/District Director will notify the local Association, League or Team responsible for ensuring the suspension is served. 
 
            II.        Game Misconduct Minimum Suspensions

For reporting procedures, please refer to Section I (a)
 
Description of Penalty
Hockey Canada Rule #
Automatic Minimum Suspension
Checking from Behind when a Major and a Game Misconduct are assessed
6.4
 1 game or 7 days
Head Contact, Checking to the Head when a Major Penalty and Game Misconduct are assessed
6.5
1 game or 7 days
Harassment of Officials                                       
 9.2
2 games or 10 days               
                       
  Pre-Game/ Post Game Altercations
Sanction
 Any player involved in pre-game or post-game altercations where Majors and Game Misconducts are assessed  
2 Games or 10 days
 Coach of team whose players are so penalized 
  Indefinite Suspension 
Any team involved in a pre-game or post-game brawl 

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