Please see new directives and information from Hockey Winnipeg (HW), one of the governing bodies overseeing SJAMHA.
1. Exhibition Games
As of January 5th, 2022 there will be no exhibition games allowed for Hockey Winnipeg teams until they are eliminated from the HW Playoffs. Any exhibition game requests that were previously approved will be revoked and no new exhibition game requests will be accepted. Any exhibition game requests that could take place after playoff elimination will be considered pending. Any teams that participate in unsanctioned exhibition games will be subject to discipline from their Area Association and/or Hockey Winnipeg.
Hockey Winnipeg is taking this step in order to prioritize our regular season and playoff schedule. We must to do everything we can to protect our schedule and this is a necessary step. This will also help our assignors in filling regular season and playoff officials assignments, which has been an issue.
2. Game Cancellation Policy
As of January 5th, 2022 there will be no rescheduling of games that are canceled due to covid-19.
Those games will be recorded as cancelled and no points will be awarded to either team. Playoff seeding will be calculated in a way that is most fair to all teams and will be communicated to all divisions in February.
Hockey Winnipeg has become aware of certain individuals bringing and/or consuming alcohol at Hockey Winnipeg sanctioned facilities/events. The possession and consumption of alcohol at Hockey Winnipeg practices and games is strictly prohibited.
Any participants, including players, coaches, officials, volunteers or fans who are found in possession and/or consuming alcohol at a Hockey Winnipeg event will be suspended indefinitely, on top of any penalties that may be assessed. This is a zero-tolerance policy.