Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I get an overage player approved?

The overage form is on the Hockey Alberta website (linked on Details and directions are indicated on the form. The application needs to be first approved by the respective Association President, sent to the Division Governor then submitted to Hockey Alberta for final approval.

What is the proper communication with League reps?

Parent/guardians who have a concern should be working with their respective Team Manager/Coach who will contact the league Deputy Governor - Governor of their division. Refer to the "Communication Protocol" visual under the "NEAHL Information" tab on the Home Page.

The referees at the game made an error - what can I do?

1. Speak with the proper team coaching staff and President of your Association first. The NEAHL supports the Referees incident reports.
2. The next step is to reach out to your Zone Referee Committee which would have a complaint procedure. Here is an example:


Procedure for filing a Complaint in Northeast Zone:
Step One: Letter from team management to:
(a) League, (b) Local Minor Hockey Board, or (c) Hockey Alberta Zone Rep.
Letter must include the following:
1. Date of game
2. Location of Game
3. Names of officials (obtained from the game sheet)
4. Nature of Concern
5. Name, Address (e-mail or home), and Phone Number of concerned person.
Step Two: If league, Local Minor Hockey Board, or Hockey Alberta Zone Rep. feels there is merit to the concern, they will forward the letter to the Zone Discipline Chairman.
Step Three: Investigation into concern by Referee Council.
Step Four: Response to league, Local Minor Hockey Board, or Hockey Alberta Zone Rep. and team management. Once a letter of complaint has been received, the Northeast Zone Discipline Chair, will review the incident with the Discipline Committee. If the letter of complaint is deems to have merit by the Discipline Committee, an investigation will be completed. Once the investigation is complete by the Discipline Committee, a response will be issued to the Team Manager outlining the findings and actions taken.

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