28.0 Protective Equipment, Rules and Regulations, ALLIANCE Manual of Operations (Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario)

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All players, including goaltenders, shall wear a CSA approved hockey helmet to which  a CSA approved hockey facial protector must be attached and not altered in any way. The chin strap of the helmet shall be securely fastened under the chin. Penalties shall be assessed in accordance with HC Rule #3.6. Violation of this regulation shall not be grounds for a protest.


.2 Any player with a physical disability (i.e. vision, hearing, etc.) shall at the time of registration provide a certificate from a medical doctor which states that the player may safely engage in the level of hockey for which the player is being registered. Such medical certificate must accompany the players approved team roster.


.3 All players, including goaltenders, shall wear a BNQ approved throat protector, properly fastened and not altered in any manner. A minor penalty shall be assessed to any player who is on the ice and is in violation of this regulation.


NOTE: If a goaltender chooses to wear a neck guard as well as a throat protector, the neck guard must be fastened in a manner so that it provides protection to the throat/neck area. It may not be fastened or altered in any manner that will void the CSA approval of the mask and/or helmet.

.4 All team officials and on ice helpers and NCCP Instructors must wear a CSA approved helmet during all sanctioned on ice instruction and activities. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of the offending party by the home Association or ALLIANCE Hockey. In accordance with the ALLIANCE Policy re: Helmet Use For On Ice Personnel including NCCP Instructors.