2021-2022 Female HC-Carded Player Registration

At the end of the 2019-2020 season a number of changes were made to the PCAHA rules related to the declaration of, and registration for Female HC-Carded (“A”) teams. In order to ensure that any female player wishing to register for a Female HC-Carded team is able to do so, we ask that all associations make their U13, U15, and U18 eligible female players aware of PCAHA rule D(8)(a)(i) which is detailed below.

D(8)(a)(i):
Residential Waiver – No Carded Team:

If a HC-carded (“A”) team does not exist in the player’s residential Association in the player’s age division, the player shall be permitted to apply for a Player Movement to play for an adjacent Association that is entering a HC-carded (“A”) team and is willing to accept the player’s registration.

A female player wishing to play for a HC-carded Female (“A”) team whose residential Association is not offering a HC-carded Female (“A”) team in the player’s age division may apply under this section to move to an adjacent Association which is offering a HC-carded (“A”) Female team.

Note 1: A female player residing within the boundaries of a Female Association must be registered with that Female Association prior to July 31st in order to be eligible to apply for a Player Movement where no Female Association HC-carded (“A”) team exists unless that Female Association has declared prior to July 31st that they shall not be offering a HC-carded (“A”) Female team in the player’s division.

Note 2: A female player residing within an Integrated Association must, where there is no overlapping Female Association and where that Integrated Association offers a female program, register in the Integrated Association’s female program prior to July 31st in order to be eligible to apply for a Player Movement where no Female HC-Carded (“A”) team exists unless that Integrated Association has declared prior to July 31st that they shall not be offering a Female team in the player’s division.

Note 3: The PCAHA Female Hockey Committee shall have the authority to waive the requirements of Notes 1 and 2 for a player in exceptional circumstances.

Note 4: Notes 1 and 2 shall not apply to players making a residential move from a non-PCAHA Association and registering after August 1st.

Note 5: Notes 1 and 2 shall not apply to players having been released from an above-Minor team after August 15th.

Per PCAHA rules J(1)(a)(ii) and J(2)(f), associations must declare whether or not, and in which divisions, they will host a Female HC-Carded by August 15, 2021, and associations may not close registration for Female HC-Carded teams prior to August 21, 20211. Together these rules in conjunction with rule D(8)(a)(i) ensure that any female player wishing to play Female HC-Carded hockey will have the opportunity to do so.

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