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Registration is OPEN for the 2020/2021 Season!
Submitted By Sherri Keates on Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Please read FULL article and Registration details completely before proceeding to REGISTRATION


Greetings Lefroy Minor Hockey Families!

The Board of Directors appreciates your continued patience as we continue to work with the Town of Innisfil, Hockey Canada and the OMHA during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have formed a COVID-19 committee that is working closely with the Town of Innisfil. As changes occur, we will try our best to keep you up to date with return to sports information.

Registration is OPEN!
Registration is now open with preference given to Pre-Registered players. Payments will be broken down as follows:

$500 (with the exception of U7/IP) will cover fees from October-December 2020

*The REMAINING BALANCE will be calculated and due January 2021 if the COVID situation allows us to continue into the new year.* 

Payment can be made in a lump sum or in installments as follows: Deposit of $125 due upon registration, $125 due each month from October 1-December 1st for a total of $500. 

Please email any feedback or questions regarding the registration process to
[email protected]
Your patience during these uncertain times is truly appreciated and we are excited to see our families at the arena and our players on the ice.

Local League (LL) Coaches
We are still URGENTLY looking for local league (LL) coaches for the upcoming season. Please contact Chad Paiero at [email protected] if you are able to help out.

All Team Officials (Coach, Trainer and Manager) and HCOP On-Ice Officials are required to complete the Hockey University: Planning a Safe Return to Hockey course.  There is no charge to access the course.

https://www.omha.net/news_article/show/1119383?referrer_id=5699697



OHF Return to Play
Below is a link to the OHF return to play document uploaded Aug 20, 2020
https://www.omha.net/news_article/show/1118257


LMHA Return to Play

• Players in each age group will be placed on teams based on a 50 player ‘bubble”
  o There are no traditional House League teams
  o 9 players, plus 1 goaltender (maximum – may be less depending on registration #’s)
  o In the absence of balancing , this will be done by coaches, to the best of their ability, based on skills observed in previous seasons

• All Game Play will be inter-association play. i.e. Lefroy teams will play each other
  o There is the possibility of teaming with another association to increase the ‘bubble’ to
the 50-player maximum
  o That association must be within our Public Health Unit
• All Game Play must be conducted in conjunction with the local Public Health Unit and facility
rules for the purpose of sanitation and physical distancing
• Players to arrive and leave arena completely dressed (excluding skates) Goalies are yet to be determined by the Town of Innisfil
• Players will maintain physical distancing and wear masks when not on the ice
• Contact tracing required -  Questionnaire and log to be filled out for every time a team is on ice (games and
practice) This is to be done by the appointed manager or coach or who ever is available at any given practice or game 
  o Records to be retained by team in the event of a COVID outbreak
• Dressing rooms will be used only for tying skates (split to allow for physical distancing)
  o Parents for younger children will be allowed in the dressing room or designated area to tie skates
(Masks/physical distancing required) 

All arenas in Innisfil are allowed to have a maximum of 50 people in the building.  This will include players (both teams), 2 refs, time keeper, coaches and arena staff.    

Game Play Structure
Team Roster
• 9 players plus 1 goaltender (maximum – may be less depending on registration #’s).
• Both teams must start the game with a minimum of 5 players plus 1 goaltender

Bench Staff
- 5 bench staff members per team maximum.
  o Must have head coach and trainer.
  o Must meet minimum certification requirements.
  o New online COVID course requirement added for this season.
- During gameplay, only 1 coach and trainer allowed on the bench.

  o Coaches can rotate bench duties on the game by game basis (team discretion).
  o Bench staff must wear masks on the bench during gameplay and maintain physical distancing.

Rules for 4 on 4 - U11 to U18 (formerly known as Atom to Midget) game play
• Game time structure based on a 45 -minute ice rental
• 2 x 22 min period run time
• 1 min intermission between 1st and 2nd period
• No overtime / no shootout for tied games
• No face-offs
• Period 1 – visiting team has first possession
• Period 2 – home team has first possession
• No Physical Contact
• Accidental/incidental contact may occur
• No body checking
• When a scrum or gathering occurs the puck will be given to the defending team and the attacking
team must retreat. A whistle will be blown to separate the players and another whistle to signal the
resumption of play once the official is satisfied the attacking team has retreated and the defending team
has gained puck possession.
• A player that loses a glove must immediately retrieve the glove or leave the ice.

Line Changes
• Teams will change on the flyor buzzer

Goals
• Goals result in a change of possession. The team that scores the goal must allow the other team to
advance the puck past the blue line before applying pressure. If the puck has not advanced past the blue line
within 10 seconds of the whistle the official will signal the team that scored to proceed with the attack.
• Example:
• Team A scores goal
• Team A must allow Team B to advance the puck past the blue line before applying
pressure.

Icing
• Icing the puck results in a change of possession. The team that iced the puck must allow the other
team to advance the puck past the blue line before applying pressure. If the puck has not advanced past
the blue line within 10 seconds of the whistle the official will signal the attacking team to proceed with the
attack.
• Example:
• Team A ices the puck
• Team B retrieves the puck
• Team A cannot apply pressure until Team B has advanced the puck past the blue line.

Offsides
• Offsides will result in a change of possession. The team that was called for offside must exit their
attacking zone (all players simultaneously in the neutral zone) before re-entering their attacking zone and
applying pressure.
• Example:
• Team A is called for offside and all players must exit their attacking zone
• Once all Team A players are simultaneously in the neutral zone, they may re-enter
their attacking zone
Goaltender Freezes the Puck
• When the goaltender freezes the puck, the attacking team must exit their attacking zone (all players
simultaneously in neutral zone) before re-entering their attacking zone and applying pressure.
• Example:
• Team B goaltender freezes puck
• Team A must exit their attacking zone
• Once all Team A players are simultaneously in the neutral zone, they may re-enter
their attacking zone

Penalties
• Penalty shots will be awarded for penalties as per:
• 2 min penalties = 1 penalty shot
• 4+ min penalties = 2 penalty shots
• All major penalties will result in 2 penalty shots and an ejection from the game

• Intentional body contact or body checking = 2 penalty shots and may result in removal from the game
at the discretion of the referee
• Intentionally entering the goaltender’s crease = 1 penalty shot
• Co-incidental penalties will result in NO penalty shot being awarded
• The penalty shot must be taken by the individual the infraction was committed against unless they are
unable to do so because of injury
• The time clock will continue to run during a penalty shot. If the buzzer sounds while the penalty shot is
in process, the shot will be allowed to be completed and then the player change will occur.
• If a delayed penalty is called near the end of the game and the clock runs out, and where the result of
the penalty shot(s) could change the outcome of the game, the penalty shot(s) will be taken. If the
outcome of the penalty shot(s) would have no impact on the outcome of the game, the penalty shot(s)
will not be taken.

Penalty Shot Procedure
• When a penalty is called, the clock will not stop (all divisions)
• Penalty shot must be taken by the player infracted upon (if applicable) and all players on the ice must
remain there until the shot is taken
• The player taking the penalty shot will line up at center ice
• All other players from both teams will line up by the far blue line
• All players will start from a standing position
• Referee will blow the whistle to start play
• All players may begin skating on the whistle; players on the non-penalized team may “chase” the
the player taking the shot and can prevent it if able to do so.
• Penalties can still be called on penalty shots.
• Should the player miss the penalty shot, play will continue.
• If a goal is scored, the team that scores the goal must allow the other team to advance the puck past
centre ice before applying pressure. If the puck has not proceeded past the hash marks within 10
seconds of the whistle the official will signal the attacking team to proceed with the attack.

Rules for 4 on 4 – U9 and below (formerly known as Novice and below) gameplay
• Game time structure based on a 45-minute ice rental
• 2 x 21 min period run time
• 1 min intermission between 1st and 2nd period
• No overtime / no shootout for tied games
• No faceoffs
• Period 1 – visiting team has first possession
• Period 2 – home team has first possession
• No Physical Contact
• Players must remain one stick length apart
• Accidental/incidental contact may occur
• No body checking
• When a scrum or gathering occurs the puck will be given to the defending team and the attacking
the team must retreat. A whistle will be blown to separate the players and another whistle to signal the
resumption of play once the official is satisfied the attacking team has retreated and the defending team
has gained puck possession.
• A player that loses a glove must immediately retrieve the glove or leave the ice.

*Lefroy Minor Hockey coaches in this age group are responsible for the barriers to be put up in cross ice hockey-waiting for clarification from the Town of Innisfil

Line Changes
• 1.5 min shifts (timekeeper will sound the horn to notify shift change).

Goals
• Goals result in a change of possession. The attacking team must retreat and allow the team that was
scored against the opportunity to play the puck. If this does not occur, the official may blow their whistle
and signal the opposing team to provide more space.

Goaltender Freezes the Puck
• When the goaltender freezes the puck, the attacking team must retreat and allow the team that froze
the puck the opportunity to play the puck. If this does not occur, the official may blow their whistle and
signal the opposing team to provide more space.

Icing
• There is no icing in cross-ice hockey.
Offside
• There are no offsides in cross-ice hockey.

Penalties
• Penalties will be handled in the same manner as modified ice programming per the Hockey Canada
Player Pathways. Intentional body contact or body checking may result in removal from the game at the
discretion of the referee.

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