12.0 PLAYER ELIGIBILITY
.1 Any player who is an amateur in good standing shall be eligible to play for an association, centre and/or zone, provided:
.1 The player has established habitual/continuous/permanent residence in that centre;
.2 The player has obtained any consent required by Hockey Canada, or any division of the Ontario Hockey Federation;
.3 The player has not established such residency for the principal purpose of playing or practicing hockey.
.2 A player eligible, but not a resident in a centre with a team entered in a division for which he/she is eligible, shall be given a choice of the centre he/she will play for, when the difference in distance from or to his/her residence, over well-traveled roads, always measuring by the shortest possible route, to the two or more centres concerned does not exceed five (5) miles [eight (8) kilometers] but will not be permitted to by-pass a centre to play for another centre in the same general direction. The measurement of such distance shall be to the main post office of such centre or designated location that is on file at the ALLIANCE office. Notwithstanding the pro- visions of HC regulation H, having once made his/her choice, such player shall remain a member of the club/team for which he/she has signed until properly released by the club/team, or until the centre of which he/she is a resident operates a team for which he/she is eligible. This regulation may only be applied in situations where a player is deemed to be in an area that is not defined by a Geographical Subdivision. The Right of Choice form must be signed off and verified as correct by the receiving centre and submitted to the ALLIANCE Hockey Office by August 20th.
.3 A player shall not participate in any game of the team's regular playing schedule before registering with the ALLIANCE the following documents:
- Proof of age
- ALLIANCE/HC player certificate
- Player Eligibility and Classification Declaration Form
- Residency status report if applicable
.4 A player shall not be registered with more than one team in a single season, with the only exception being Select Hockey. Violations of this provision will result in the immediate suspension of the player until they have chosen one Association.