23.0 Affiliation (Minor to Junior), Rules and Regulations, ALLIANCE Manual of Operations (Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario)

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23.0   AFFILIATION Minor to Junior (As per Hockey Canada Development Model)


.1       There will be no affiliation to Junior Hockey for players fourteen (14) years of age and younger no exceptions.

.2    Affiliation of first year eligible U18 players fifteen (15) year olds to Major Junior and Junior A and B hockey teams shall be permit- ted with the following restrictions:

.1   A team may affiliate no more than five (5) players for up to a maximum of five (5) games during the season.

.2   The player must sign a special affiliation form with the permission of his regular team.

.3   A player shall NOT be called up, except under emergency conditions, when the players regular team is playing or when the player has semester exams at school.

.4   When the players regular team is finished its season, the player may join the Major Junior/Junior A or B team for the balance of the season.

.5   In Junior Hockey, the team would be restricted to calling up one (1) fifteen (15) year old per game and this player would count towards its total of sixteen (16) year olds allowed to dress.

.6   A player may specially affiliate to a Major Junior  team and a Junior A or B team in the same season and play a maximum of five (5) games with each team if he so chooses and his regular team agrees.

.7   Should a Major Junior League choose not to utilize this provision, the player would  NOT be eligible to affiliate to two (2) other Junior teams in that League or region.
.8   This affiliation process is unique to Major Junior and Junior & B hockey and the variations at the Branch level. Players have to be on an affiliation list in order to play and there can be no more than five (5) players fifteen (15) years of age per team.  A team may add to the affiliation list to reach the five (5), but you cannot remove players and add another as replacement.   If a player is removed from a team, he cannot go to another team (unless it is a Major Junior team as per the above provisions). These players fall under the special affiliate classification.   The final date to add names to this list is January 15.


.3    Affiliation of players sixteen (16) years of age or older can occur as follows:

.1   A player sixteen (16) years of age or older may be named as an affiliate  player with both a  Major Junior team and either a Junior A or a Junior B team in the same season.

.2   A player sixteen (16) years of age or older may affiliate a total of ten (10) games during the regular season and playoffs with each of his affiliated teams as rostered in .1. However, if his registered team completes its regular season and playoffs before his affiliated team or teams, he may thereafter affiliate an unlimited number of times.
.3   Any player affiliation as a result of the National Junior / Under 17 / CWG Events / World Junior A Challenge will not count in the ten (10) game total per team.

.4   A player sixteen (16) years of age does not have to try-out in a AAA centre in order to qualify as an affiliated player for a Junior “C” or “D” team.

.5   A player sixteen (16) years of age, no longer has to replace the currently signed sixteen (16) year old in order to participate in a game.

.6   Appearance of the player's name on the official game sheet shall be considered participation in the game, except in the case of a substitute  goaltender, in which case actual participation shall be specifically noted on the game sheet.