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BALL HOCKEY

Regular Season 2022

YOUTH

When does the youth season start and finish?

Youth will start - April exact dates to TBA
Youth Year End Tournament - TBA

When are Youth Provincials? (CNG Blue Devils)

  • TBA

What are the ages for Youth Ball Hockey?

January 1st to Dec 31st of each year is the cut-off. (U=Under)

  • U5 (2017) 4 sessions + T-shirt to keep
  • U7 (2015-2016) 8 sessions
  • U9 (2013-2014) 12 sessions
  • U11 (2011-2012) 16 sessions + playoffs
  • U13 (2009-2010) 16 sessions + playoffs
  • U15 (2007-2008) 16 sessions + playoffs
  • U17 (2005-2006) 16 sessions + playoffs
  • U19 (2003-2004) 16 sessions + playoffs

What are the youth ball hockey fees?

  • U5 $90 (per player)
  • U7 $140 (per player)
  • U9 $270 (per player)
  • U11 $330 (per player)
  • U13 $330 (per player)
  •  U15 $330 (per player)
  • U17 $330 (per player)
  • U19 $330 (per player)

All rates do not include GST and processing fees.  This will be added to the cost at checkout. 

Can we register a full kid's team this season?

No, we don't allow a full team to register. It has been our number one complaint that some teams were stacked. We had kids, coaches, and parents not happy and kids not showing up for those games or quitting because it wasn't fun to play against those teams. As our league grows, we will be able to change this.

What Equipment is Needed for Youth Players?

  • Hockey Gloves, CSA Approved Helmet with full cage, Hockey Stick, Soccer Shin Pads, Soccer Socks & Shorts, & supportive indoor running shoes.
     
  • We will provide the jersey, but this must be handed back in at the end of the season.

Are Jersey's Supplied?

Youth division jerseys are supplied by the league and returned to the league the following season. This year we will have a jersey bag and a jersey parent.

How will the Youth jerseys be handed out?

  • We will have a jersey bag this season. As well as a jersey parent that will take care of jerseys after each game. The Jersey parent will have them for all games.

Do we need goalies for U5, U7, and U9?

  • We will be rotating goalies in these divisions.

My child wants to be a goalie, do I need Equipment?

Yes, we strongly suggest that if your wants to be a full-time goalie, they have their own equipment, including a CSA Approved ice hockey helmet. 
Additional gear required include: Goalie Pads, Blocker, Glove, Chest Protector, & Goalie Stick.

Can we have practice time in the Youth Division?

  • Yes, this is up to the team. If you are interested you can contact any of the 3 rinks to request a floor time. The cost is up to the team's parent group.

If a Youth team is not equal, will there be player movement?

  • If the league feels there is a team that is stronger than others, the league has the right to move players to make it more enjoyable for all kids. Coaches if you feel your team is weaker than others, please contact admin. Parents if you are concerned with your team you need to speak with your coaches and they will  go to the league 

Do you allow friend requests?

  • No, we understand that friend request is for driving purposes, but if we allow friend request, we CAN NOT make teams even. This becomes an issue in the Youth Divisions, we ask that you please understand this. 

    * Some exceptions may be considered, dependent on location*

Can I coach Youth Programs?

  • Yes, Please register online.  We also require a criminal record check from the RCMP.  Please see under the Home Tab, under forms to print it and bring to the local RCMP.

Do you need Referees and Scorekeepers?

  • Yes, we do. If you are interested please contact Mark at officials@cngballhockey.com

What rinks do you play out off? 

  • Dave Barr Arena
  • Sexsmith
  • Potential for additional rinks depending on registration numbers

Do you have a 24-hour rule?

  • YES. Please use the 24-hour rule when having an issue with your game, or your child's game. That includes any issues with parents, other coaches, referees, scorekeepers, or other players and teams.

Who should be contacting the League on behalf of a question or complaint after the season has started?

  • Youth teams should go through their team manager/coach. 
  • We get lots of emails per day, so using those proper channels will enable you to get your question or answer sooner.

Does the League have Blackout Dates?

  • Easter Break 
  • Mother's Day 
  • Victoria Day Weekend 
  • Sexsmith Arena (For Grad)
  • Father's Day 
  • Canada Day (Men's & Women's

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MEN'S & WOMEN'S

When do Men's, Women's  Season start and finish?

  • Men's will start - April exact dates to TBA
  • Women's will start  - April exact dates to TBA
  • Tournament TBA - 

What Equipment is Needed for Adult Players?

  • Hockey Gloves, CSA Approved Helmet, Hockey Stick, & team jersey.

What are the rules for women's teams playing men's teams in 7/8?

  • The same rules apply to all divisions.

What rule book will be held accountable for the game being played and the officiating being taught in the clinic?

  • We will be using the WRBHA rule book and officials' training program.

How will the league be devised? Will it be similar to Metro?

  • Once again we will mirror WRBHA, which will bring some changes to the operation.

How will the seeding and placement of teams be done?

  • The division will mirror WRBHA for men's and women's. We will do our best to have a parody and make adjustments if need be. Original tiering will be based on previous seasons and the player's previous experience.

** Dates and times are subject to change if the league needs to adjust each division**

Do you need Referees and Scorekeepers?

  • Yes, we do. If you are interested please contact Mark at officials@cngballhockey.com

Are Jersey's supplied?

  • Men's and Women's teams supply their own jerseys or for a fee, we will provide jerseys, shorts, and socks.

What days do the Women's and Men's teams play?

  •  Women play Monday's and Wednesday's.
  • Men play Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Will fill in Friday's and Sunday Evenings.

When will the Women's C/D Divisions split?

  • The women's divisions will change for the playoffs. We will split them based on points.

Is there an old-timer's division?

  • No, if we have enough teams to fill a division we will have one.

Do you have any association with the previous operators (Metro Sports)?

  • ABSOLUTELY NOT. There is zero association with them nor will there ever be.

Why do I have more games in one arena than in other areas?

  • Due to the 1000+ players registered to play ball hockey, we are unable to play at just one rink. The Dave Barr arena in Grande Prairie is the only rink available for ball hockey. We utilize other rinks in the County such as the County Crosslink and the Sexsmith arena, to be able to accommodate our players and allow for earlier floor times for our Youth program. 

Why do we play one team more than another?

  • Scheduling 58+ teams this season is not easy. We have some odd and even-numbered divisions with a set number of games per program. This means we won't be able to balance the schedule perfectly. There are lots of factors that go into a large schedule. 

Why do we have so many late games?

  • We have 58+ teams this season and 3 rinks we can utilize. These are the Dave Barr arena in Grande Prairie, County Crosslink in Clairmont, and the Sexsmith Arena. We run our youth program earlier in the evenings, and the men's and women's run until 11:00 pm every evening (except Saturday). We are also sharing floor space with other programs.

You collect suspension fees for Men's and Women's teams, where does that money go?

  • The money will be going to charities of the League's choice. We will also help families who can't afford to play ball hockey. The money does NOT go into our pockets.

Our Women's team is in need of a spare goalie, can we use another goalie from our Division?

  • Yes. Please see the Rules & Regulations on how it works.

The STATS are incorrect from my game. Can they be changed?

  • If you feel like your team's STATS are incorrect and it's during your game, please talk to the ref at the end of your game. If you notice it later, we ask you please contact officials@cngballhockey.com . At that point, we will look at the game sheets and the information you send. Not all requests to change stats will be applied. Please note that it can take up to 48+ hours to change stats.

Do you have a 24-hour rule?

  • YES. Please use the 24-hour rule when having an issue with your game, or your child's game. That includes any issues with parents, other coaches, referees, scorekeepers, or other players and teams.

Are teams allowed to affiliate players?

  • NO. Teams are not allowed to affiliate players whatsoever, once you are on the team there is no playing for anyone else. However, goalies can sub for up to 5 games for another team as long as they don't move down a division to do so. A team can pick up to 3 goalies.

Are we allowed to pick up players anytime?

  • Yes, as long as they haven't played for any other team this year.  They must have their 5 Men's, 4 Women's games in before the playoffs.

Will rosters be frozen for men's and women's?

  • Yes, rosters will be frozen after the 10th game is played, so make sure your roster is up to date!!

Who should be contacting the League on behalf of a question or complaint after the season has started?

  • Men's and Women's teams should go through their Team Captain. 
  • We get lots of emails per day, so using those proper channels will enable you to get your question or answer sooner.

If a player quits can they play for another team that same season?

  • No, if a player is signed to the team roster, they have to stay with that team for the remainder of the season. No jumping from the roster to roster.

Can a part-time/backup goalie affiliate with another team?

  • NO. The only person on your team that is allowed to affiliate/Sub for another team is your goalie. Not a player who is your backup, strictly your goalie.

Are fines and suspensions up to date?

  • All fines and suspensions are a minimum amount and can vary accordingly.

Are you a part of other Leagues around Alberta?

  • CNG Sports is a private company that isn't paired with any other League in Alberta. We run this League privately. We do communicate with other Leagues for suggestions and ideas.

Does the Wildrose set the suspensions and fines for CNG Sports?

  • No. We have to follow the minimum suspensions and guidelines that they set out, then CNG Sports can add as many games or increase the fine amount as they see fit. 

Why is CNG Sports giving out so many games for suspensions, when Wildrose has an amount for each game?

  • CNG Sports is a private company that uses the minimum guidelines set out by Wildrose. We, as a PRIVATE company, have the right to give as many games as we see fit. CNG Sports is trying to clean up the League by giving out maximum suspensions to deter from FIGHTING, ABUSE OF OFFICIALS, AND ANY MAJOR PENALTIES.

As viewed in the past under Metro, the quality of officiating can be detrimental to the equal opportunity given for a team to succeed. So, that being said, are there any plans to improve not only the incentives for officials but the quality of officiating as well?

Does the League have Blackout Dates?

  • Easter Break 
  • Mother's Day 
  • Victoria Day Weekend 
  • Sexsmith Arena (For Grad)
  • Father's Day 
  • Canada Day (Men's & Women's)

**Dates and times are subject to change if the League needs to adjust each division**

When is the Referee Clinic?

  • TBA

When is the Scorekeepers Clinic?

  • TBA

When are Men's & Women's Provincials?

  • TBA

Do you have CO-ED Divisions?

  • No CO-ED Divisions for the 2020 Season

What is the price for a full team in Men's & Women's?

  • Women's Team is $3000.00 with 16 games + playoffs.
  • Men's Team is $3400.00 with 18 games + playoffs.

What will be the playoff outline?

  • Games will be the best of 2 total points.

What rinks do you play out off? 

  • Dave Barr Arena
  • Sexsmith
  • Potential for additional rinks depending on registration numbers

What is CNG Sports Covid Protocol?

  •  We will be following the AHS Covid Guidelines

CNG Sports Cancellation Policy

Up to one week prior to the start of the program: 
Full Refund minus a 5% administrative fee.

From 1 week to 72 hours prior to start of the program:
Full Refund minus 10% administrative fee.

From 72 hours to start of program:
NO REFUND.

2022 CNG SPORTS COVID Refund Policy

In the event that the 2022 CNG BALL HOCKEY season is cancelled, we will prorate the number of games and withhold 3% of the full registration fees to cover our administration costs, credit card fees, & supplies etc. In this instance that refunds are necessary, refunds will be applied back onto the payment method provided at time of registration.

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