Guidelines & Information for 2022-2023 Season

Dates-At-A-Glance

As at 28-September-2022

For more Hockey Calgary dates/deadlines for the season, please review the Hockey Calgary Important Dates-Community (quick glance available below under Season Timeline section).

For West Calgary House League season dates, please check out Programs-West Calgary House League.

Updated: May 30, 2022

Important: Dates below are subject to change - please refer to the Hockey Calgary Important Dates for Community

Community Season Timeline

2022-2023 Season Timeline

2022-2023 Hockey Calgary Important Dates - Community

Hockey Calgary - Esso Minor Hockey Week

Hockey Calgary - City Championships

Hockey Calgary - Provincial Championships

 

On April 27, 2020, the Hockey Calgary Board of Directors approved recommendations from the Operations Committee for the 2020-2021 season. As the season was not played as originally planned, some of these recommendations were put on hold and was implemented effective the 2021-2022 season.

The League Structure Format was amended with the following changes:

  • Shortened ‘Seeding Round’ – 2-4 less games depending on Age Category
  • Reduced to 4 weeks (5 weekends) in duration. No schedule window provided for tournaments
  • Longer ‘Regular Season’ – 2-4 more games depending on Age Category
  • More meaningful Games in League Play as season starts early December
  • 7-9 Tournament Windows/Weekends available over course of season
  • U9 Scheduling – No games before 8:00 AM
  • Goal to increase the number 75-minute permits for Hockey Calgary games
  • Family Day – concerted effort to avoid games on Family Day itself. Unfortunately, games will still be scheduled on the weekend of Family Day

Tournaments

Hockey Calgary Tournament Information

Hockey Calgary Tournament Policy 

On April 27, 2020, the Hockey Calgary Board of Directors approved recommendations from the Operations Committee for the 2020-2021 season. As the season was not played as originally planned, some of these recommendations were put on hold and were implemented effective the 2021-2022 season.

The Tournament Policy addresses the following issues:

  • To ensure qualified officials are available for appropriate levels
  • Tournaments being cancelled due to lack of available teams
  • Burning of ice when events are cancelled
  • NEW – Regular Season Schedule window can be used to ‘Weekend Off’ if desired
  • NEW – Tournaments are now permitted in Calgary during the League Play (with limits)

IMPORTANT: Teams are permitted one Hockey Calgary Scheduling Window during the regular season - there are no scheduling windows permitted during the seeding round

Evaluations

When available, detailed information about Evaluations can be found under Members-Evaluations.

Tentative 2022 Evaluation Dates (subject to change without notice)

U7 - Sept 9 & 11

U9 - Sept 8, 10-19

U11 - Sept 8 (goalie)

- Sept 7, 9 - 20

U13 - Sept 13 (goalie)

- Sept 13, 15 - 28

U15 - Sept 14 (goalie)

- Sept 14, 15 (checking clinics)

- Sept  17 - 28

U18 - Sept 22 (checking clinics)

- Sept 24 - Oct 4

West Calgary House League - Sept 29 - Oct 2

*Player evaluation times will be emailed to the main player email on the registration form about a week before the first evaluation skate.

Age Division Information

For information concerning specific age divisions, please visit the Programs-Age Divisions page.

Hockey Calgary Community Game Play Guidelines

Health & Safety Protocols

There are no city or provincial Health & Safety Protocols for the 2022-2023 season.

TWHA recommends the continuation of the following steps to keep everyone healthy:

  • Participants should bring and use their own labelled water bottle
  • Parents who are assisting with equipment, please exit dressing rooms as soon as the player is dressed in order to limit crowding. Alternatively, players can be dressed before arriving at the arena, so the only assistance needed is lacing skates, which can be done outside of the dressing room.

We ask all participants to continue to screen for COVID-19 symptoms and follow all Alberta Health guidelines and recommendations.

Government of Alberta - COVID-19 Information for Albertans

As always, we appreciate your cooperation and help in keeping our entire Member Association healthy, to ensure our athletes have a full, fun and healthy season.

Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Daily Checklist

CMOH Public Health Order

AHS Symptoms & Testing

AHS Assessment & Testing Tool

AHS Isolation Requirements

TWHA Safety Coordinator

TWHA Operations Manager, Charmalea Boulter operations@trailswesthockey.com

News and Information from 2021-2022 Season

March 1, 2022 - Hockey Calgary - Information Bulletin #22-03 - Hockey Calgary Masking Update

February 16, 2022 - Hockey Calgary - Information Bulletin #22-02 - Pre-Playoff Update

February 8, 2022 - Government of Alberta - Press Release - Alberta Takes Steps to Safely Return to Normal

*IMPORTANT: The City of Calgary Vaccine Passport Bylaw and the  City of Calgary Pandemic Face Covering Bylaw have been repealed to align with the Alberta Government guidelines as noted above.

January 19, 2022 - Hockey Calgary - Information Bulletin #22-01 - Jan/Feb Update

December 31, 2021 - Hockey Calgary - Information Bulletin #21-14 - January Update

December 20, 2021 - Hockey Calgary - Information Bulletin 21-13 - BC Government Restrictions - Tournaments

September 29, 2021 - Hockey Alberta - Information Bulletin 21-03

September 22, 2021 - Hockey Calgary - Information Bulletin 21-11 - City of Calgary Bylaw

Hockey Calgary - Information Bulletin 21-10 - Hockey Calgary Plan for Sept 16-19

September 9, 2021 - Hockey Alberta - Information Bulletin 21-02 - Season Plan for 2021-2022 

September 3, 2021 - Hockey Alberta - Alert 21-01 - Government of Alberta Announces Face Mask Mandate

August 26, 2021 - Hockey Calgary - Information Bulletin 21-09 - Mask Requirement

Hockey Calgary - Return to Play Document - effective August 27, 2021 

August 18, 2021 - Hockey Alberta - Information Bulletin 21-01 - Ready for Hockey's Return

June 30, 2021 - Hockey Alberta - Message to members

Travel Outside of Canada - For the most current Government of Canada COVID-19 requirements (https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/exemptions) and https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada.