On January 19, 2020 the GFYHA Pee Wee team reportedly engaged in conduct involving hateful language. This incident has been investigated by NDAHA, and while it was deemed likely that some level of misconduct by players occurred, the most serious allegation against a team coach was inconclusive. However, the situation is serious and credibly reported and therefore warrants a strongly worded reminder to ourselves that hate language or other conduct involving racial, ethnic or other form of identity-based hate language or actions is unacceptable anywhere and especially around children and the great sport of ice hockey.
In fact, USA Hockey has issued a rule change directive on this topic. On October 30, 2019 USA Hockey sent to all its members a notice on this issue. As reminder, GFYHA has posted this notice on our website and included it in this email to you. We ask you to talk with your children about this and help us to eliminate any chance that such conduct unbecoming of the of the GFYHA ever occurs.
Thank you for your help on this issue.
Dear USA Hockey member –
As the hockey season begins in full, we continue to receive reports of disturbing incidents involving racial and other derogatory slurs, behavior which is reprehensible and has absolutely no place in our game, especially around our children.
As you are all aware, USA Hockey has long had a Zero Tolerance Policy towards any type of abusive conduct, specifically under Rule 601 (e.3), which states that anyone who uses language that is offensive, hateful or discriminatory in nature anywhere in the rink before, during or after the game, shall be assessed a game misconduct penalty. For reasons which I cannot explain or understand, this penalty does not seem to be enough of a deterrent to stop this conduct.
I am issuing a directive effective immediately that anyone assessed a penalty under Rule 601 (e.3) will now receive an automatic Match Penalty, in lieu of the game misconduct penalty that currently exists, and shall be immediately suspended until a hearing is conducted by the governing USA Hockey Affiliate or junior league. The applicable Affiliate or junior league is required to conduct a hearing within 30 days of the incident and the individual may be subject to further discipline.
Further, our on-ice officials have protocols in place that address situations where a player is accused of saying something that violates Rule 601 (e. 3) but is not heard by the officials. While the officials cannot assess a penalty in that circumstance, they are instructed to notify the coach of the offending team and it is critical that the coach take immediate and appropriate action. Officials must also report the incident through the game reporting system, and Affiliates must review all incidents, whether penalized or unpenalized, to ensure proper application of the rules.
We also receive reports of racial harassment and discrimination among teammates; this behavior must be addressed through submitting appropriate reports through our SafeSport Program.
Parents and coaches, please take the time to address these issues with your kids. Helping educate them on these topics is an important part of our overall effort to eliminate any type of discriminatory language or behavior from our sport.
While the vast majority of our hockey games are conducted in the spirit for which they were intended, we must remove offensive, hateful or discriminatory language or behavior from our game. Please join me in stamping it out and ensuring we have an environment that is free from discrimination of any kind.
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|GFYHA 2020-2021 Tournament Schedule|
|TOURNAMENT||DATE||REG.FEE||GATE FEE||CHECKING||RECOMMENDED CANADIAN DIVISION||# OF TEAMS|
|ANGELS 10U(A)||November 27th-29th, 2020||1000||350||NO CHECKING||ATOM AA & A1||16|
|ANGELS 12U(A)||November 27th-29th, 2020||1000||350||NO CHECKING||PEEWEE AA & A1||16|
|ANGELS 15U(A)||November 27th-29th, 2020||1000||350||NO CHECKING||BANTAM AA OR A1||16|
|ANGELS 10U(B)||December 4th-6th, 2020||1000||350||NO CHECKING||ATOM A2||16|
|ANGELS 12U(B)||December 4th-6th, 2020||1000||350||NO CHECKING||PEEWEE A2||16|
|ANGELS 15U(B)||December 4th-6th, 2020||1000||350||NO CHECKING||BANTAM AA OR A1||16|
|PEEWEE B1||December 18th-20th, 2020||1000||350||NO CHECKING||PEEWEE AA||16|
|BANTAM B||January 8th-10th, 2021||1000||350||CHECKING||14A2||16|
|GF SQUIRT CLASSIC(A) DIVISION||January 15th-17th, 2021||1000||350||NO CHECKING||ATOM A1||16|
|GF SQUIRT CLASSIC (B1) DIVISION||January 15th-17th, 2021||1000||350||NO CHECKING||ATOM A2||16|
|GF SQUIRT CLASSIC (B2) DIVISION||January 15th-17th, 2021||1000||350||NO CHECKING||ATOM A3||16|
|BANTAM B1||January 22nd-24th, 2021||1000||350||CHECKING||BANTAM AA MINOR,||16|
|PEEWEE B||January 29th-31st, 2021||1000||350||NO CHECKING||MINOR 12A1||16|
|PEEWEE A||February 12th-14th, 2021||1000||350||NO CHECKING||PEEWEE AA||16|
|BANTAM A||February 12th-14th, 2021||1000||350||CHECKING||BANTAM AA||16|
PLEASE NOTE that our tournaments will be held on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. FRIDAY GAMES MAY START AS EARLY AS 8:00AM!
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