13.0 BIRTH CERTIFICATES - PROOF OF AGE
.1 Each centre/zone will file with the ALLIANCE for each player, a birth certificate issued by a competent authority (i.e., the Registrar General of the province in which the player was born). In cases where it is impossible to secure a birth certificate, the ALLIANCE may, if it considers the supporting evidence satisfactory, accept in lieu thereof a duly certified baptismal certificate, issued before the age of 10 years, or the age at the date of entry in this country as certified by the form filed at the port of entry. See HC Constitution and By-laws Section F Rule 19, 20, 21 for supporting documentation. This certificate must indicate that the player has not attained the age limit as set out in the preceding paragraph, before the first day of January of the season in which the player intends to compete.
.2 Where a player was born in a country other than Canada, the player may provide a document from Employment and Immigration Canada which verifies the date of birth of the player and such document will be accepted as being equivalent to a birth certificate.
.3 The ALLIANCE will check each birth certificate to ensure that the player has not exceeded the age limit for the division to which the player has applied.