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Hockey Canada announced the launching of a new website, www.HockeyCanada.ca/HeadContactRule, dedicated to the implementation of the new head contact rule for the 2011-12 season in female and minor hockey across the country.

Hockey Canada's New Head Contact Rule

Approved at the Hockey Canada Annual General Meeting in Calgary, Alta., in May, Hockey Canada's new head contact rules are zero tolerance, implemented to cut down on the number of head injuries suffered in the game. The new rule will be in effect immediately, beginning with the start of the 2011-12 season. More...

Video Introduction To Proper Checking

Hockey Canada has developed a four step progression to teaching and learning checking. These techniques will not only create a safer playing environment, but will also make defenders more effective. View video...

Hockey Canada Rule Book

Are you a coach or an official and you're not quite sure how a rule should be interpreted? Was that a penalty or not? Get the answers you're looking for by downloading the 2010-12 version of Hockey Canada's official rule book here...


Head Contact rule book sticker (pdf)

Standard Of Play

One of the best ways to understand what the official looks for when making the call is to look closely at certain cues within the player's actions. You could say that the initial action a player takes allows the official to anticipate the infractions because in most cases it is inevitable. What then? More...

Hockey Canada Safety Program

The Hockey Canada Safety program provides participants with information they need to promote and implement safety in the game of hockey. The program provides participants with information they need to promote and implement improved safety, risk management and injury-prevention practices in hockey.

Click here to view safety resources available.

Hockey Canada Video Public Service Announcements

Get 30-second video public service announcements from both the 'Relax, It's Just a Game' and 'Hockey First' campaigns. Perfect for television ads or instructional videos, the public service announcements show how parents should not be when dealing with young players, and what the game of hockey means to Canadians. More...



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