What do I do if my player receives a penalty that may result in a Suspension??
If the penalty was in a CAHL or SCAHL League Game:
You will need to contact your League Governor for further instruction before the player is allowed to play in another game. It is very important that if you do not know for sure if your player will receive a suspension to be cautious and not play the player until you know for sure. The coach can be suspended from coaching if he plays a player who has a suspension.
If the pentaly occurred in a city league game or against a city league team, contact your director immediatly, they will review the penalty and inform you of further proceedings.
If the penalty occurred in a Tournament- The tournament committee will look after ensuring that the penalty is reviewed by Hockey Alberta BUT you must still follow up with you director.
If your player has been given a suspension, they are NOT allowed to play another game until that suspension has been served in a sanctioned LEAGUE or TOURNAMENT game. Players can not play in exhibition games until they have served their suspension in the games mentioned (league or sanctioned tournament), suspended players will sit thru exhibition games BUT those game DO NOT count towards their suspension.
If a coach is suspended he/she must serve his suspension in the division and for the team from which he/she was suspended while NOT coaching in games for other teams he/she may be involved with. For example if a coach is suspended during a Pee Wee game but they are a Bantam coach as well, they are suspended from their Bantam duties until they have served their suspension in Pee Wee.
While suspended coaches can not enter their team's dressing room, be near their bench or interact with players during the duration of the game.
Team managers must ensure that potentially suspended players do NOT step on the ice for game play until their penalty has been reviewed by the appropriate contact.