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  1. Can player suspensions be served in exhibition games?
  2. How do Provincials work?
  3. Why are Criminal Record Checks needed?
  4. Who Looks After Jerseys on a Team?
  5. What Do I Need A Permit For?
  6. What Does a Team Treasurer Look After?
  7. When do evaluations start?
  8. What does a player have to do to make the roster on a representative team?
  9. Should coaches (non-parental) clothing (jackets, track suits, etc.) be paid for out of team fees or should the coaches pay for these items themselves.
  10. Where can I print my receipt for my son registration this year?
  11. Where would I find information about summer hockey camps?
  12. How many times can you play an "approved" affiliated player prior to and after Jan 10th in any current hockey season?
  13. How many times can you play an "approved" affiliated goalkeeper prior to and after Jan 10th in any hockey season?
  14. Can you please tell me the age groupings and required age limits to play for SAMHA... How old to they have to be to play at the youngest level?
  15. Do the Raiders Hockey Club have their own web site now?
  16. Can you register for rep (or Raider)hockey tryouts on line?
  17. Do Atom level teams just play within St. Albert city limits or must they travel to other towns?
  18. How many captains and assistant captains can you have on a team?
  19. My son broke his femur at the beginning of the season and will likely miss the whole year. Are our SAMHA fees refundable?
  20. How do you find the stats(to see what place your team is in)?
  21. How can I register my son for a no hit league at the Pee Wee level?
  22. How can we tell by looking at the teams that are posted which ones are interlock and which ones are house league.
  23. I see on the tournament list number and letter designations for the different levels. I am interesxted in understanding how they correspond to each other. For Example is Tier 2 equivalent to a B?
  24. What arena is SAP?
  25. When will we know when playoff for Rep will start?
  26. Did Peter Kasowski play for the Dayton Bombers in 1993?
  27. What is the difference between a Non Resident Player and an Import Player?
  28. my son wants to ref.how old does he need to be and what training is available
  29. What exactly is interlock?
  30. Are mouthguards mandatory?
  31. Why does the executive deny members to be release in order to play in a different organization?
  32. Typically what is the role of a team manager?
  33. If i only have one goalie on our peewee team can i bring one up from atom in cases were our goalie is sick or on vacation,if so how do i go about doing it?
  34. what arena is EGA ?
  35. Who is the RAMP Website "expert" for SAMHA that I can ask a question about password protected pages with a team site?
  36. How many games are there in a season and when does the season end?
  37. How do you affiliate a player and what are the steps to do it
  38. do we need a permit to play an exhibition game in legal
  39. What is IPRP and IPRP% how does it work
  40. Can an atom player who is affiliated with another atom team also be affiliated with a peewee team?
  41. How many players can a team have dressed for a game in Pee Wee hockey?
  42. Have the team pictures already been taken? If not, approximately when? Thanks.
  43. would like a volunteer position for my almost 16 year old son, is there such a position, what does he need to do, take? He would like to help on a initiation or novice team.
  44. What is the official ruling on thigh boards on goalie pads. Are they permitted or not?
  45. Where can a person pick up the current SAMHA bylaws?
  46. If I want to opt out of interlock for a Novice player, how do I do that and when does that decision have to be made?
  47. My 13 year old son ,who has played hockey since he was 6, would like to become a referee for the younger kids. Is this possible and if it is how do we go about it?
  48. What is the role of a "team Manager"?
  49. how do you get the team schedule on your apple phone schedule
  50. When does Hockey Registration commence?
  51. If I don't live in St. Albert can I still play for a St. Albert team?



Can player suspensions be served in exhibition games?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

NO, suspensions can only be served in league, tournament or provincial games


How do Provincials work?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

SAMHA Hockey Operations committee determines which teams shall be entered into provincials at the beginning of each season. SAMHA does not generally enter teams into provincials below an 'A' Category For further information please refer to page 96 of the Hockey Alberta Bylaws (copy and paste the below link to your browser). http://www.hockey-alberta.ca/association.aspx?p=bylaws_and_regulations


Why are Criminal Record Checks needed?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

CRC'S are required by Hockey Alberta. The primary reason for obtaining them is for the safety and well being of the players.


Who Looks After Jerseys on a Team?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It is suggested that each team designates a Jersey parent.


What Do I Need A Permit For?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Permits are required for a variety of Events. Please go to the SAMHA website and follow the below link and open the coach/manager manual. http://www.samha.ca/default.aspx?p=coach


What Does a Team Treasurer Look After?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Please see SAMHA policies and procedures under 3.10.5


When do evaluations start?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Evaluations usually start the end of August to the beginning of September. Its best to look on the SAMHA website under the appropriate division starting July 1st.


What does a player have to do to make the roster on a representative team?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Players need to be registered to try out for this level of hockey. Players will then be required to go through a series of scrimmages and skill sessions. The coaching staff may choose players based on the players skills,abilities, dedication and attitude. Coaches for these teams are selected prior to tryouts beginning. Teams at these levels are coach pick only.


Should coaches (non-parental) clothing (jackets, track suits, etc.) be paid for out of team fees or should the coaches pay for these items themselves.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

When teams are conducting their first team meeting items such as this should be discussed and voted on then. It is up to each individual team whether or not they choose to fund coaches clothing,travel etc.


Where can I print my receipt for my son registration this year?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

You can log into your online registration profile at anytime and print off your tax receipt and make credit card changes etc. Please follow the below link. https://www.rampinteractive.com/registration/v3/?c=6442b492eafc


Where would I find information about summer hockey camps?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

On our website under links/hockey schools and camps.


How many times can you play an "approved" affiliated player prior to and after Jan 10th in any current hockey season?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

(as per HA's Bylaw's and regulations)8.7 Providing affiliation has been properly filed, an affiliated Player may play with the Hockey Team to which the Player is affiliated up to a maximum of ten (10) games, excluding exhibition and tournament games. Should an affiliated Hockey Player play more than ten (10) games with the Hockey Team to which the player is affiliated, he shall be considered an (Ineligible Player÷. However, if the player¦s registered team completes its regular season and playoffs before the player¦s affiliated team, the player may thereafter affiliate an unlimited number of times.


How many times can you play an "approved" affiliated goalkeeper prior to and after Jan 10th in any hockey season?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

(as per HA's Bylaw's and regulations) Rule 8.9 Appearance of a registered player's name on the official game report of a game shall be considered participation in the game EXCEPT in the case of an alternate goalkeeper, in which case "actual" participation only shall be considered as taking part in the game, and such participation shall be noted on the official game report. Special Note: For affiliated goalkeepers - after Jan 10th - if the goalkeeper does not play in the game they have been affiliated to - get the coach or manager to ask the ref to sign off that he/she did not play -so not to use up one of the five games they can be affiliated for after Jan 10th. Any questions - please contact the SAMHA Registrar


Can you please tell me the age groupings and required age limits to play for SAMHA... How old to they have to be to play at the youngest level?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Initiation 1 is 4 and 5 years old. Children must be 4 years old by December 31st of the current year to register.


Do the Raiders Hockey Club have their own web site now?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Yes they do. Please go to www.raidershockey.ca or click on the raiders button on the SAMHA website


Can you register for rep (or Raider)hockey tryouts on line?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Yes you can. when registering your child for Atom or PeeWee choose the Rep package. If you are registering for Bantam or Midget you would choose the Club package.


Do Atom level teams just play within St. Albert city limits or must they travel to other towns?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Atom Hockey Division of SAMHA has 3 groupings. REP Interlock & Atom Development League (ADL). REP and Interlock teams will be required to play outside St. Albert. ADL teams will have most of their games within St. Albert or on St. Albert aquired ice however, should your team choose to play in tournments or exhibition games these could be held outside St. Albert. This would be a team decision.


How many captains and assistant captains can you have on a team?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hockey Canada Playing Rule #18: Each team may appoint a Captain and no more than 3 Alternate Captains.


My son broke his femur at the beginning of the season and will likely miss the whole year. Are our SAMHA fees refundable?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Yes,If he will not be returning a portion of his hockey fees are refundable. Please see SAMHA Policies and Procedures 2.1 for further information.


How do you find the stats(to see what place your team is in)?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

If you play in Federation you can go to the EMHA website at www.emha.ca and look under schedules and stats then choose your division.


How can I register my son for a no hit league at the Pee Wee level?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

You will have to contact EMHA at www.emha.ca


How can we tell by looking at the teams that are posted which ones are interlock and which ones are house league.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SAMHA Development league teams start with NC or AC followed by a team number. Interlock teams start with an SA or in some cases ST followed by the team number. Development league teams are only at the Novice and Atom levels, after that all teams are interlocked.


I see on the tournament list number and letter designations for the different levels. I am interesxted in understanding how they correspond to each other. For Example is Tier 2 equivalent to a B?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A=Tier 1 or a strong Tier 2. B=Tier 2 or Tier 3. C=Tier 4 or 5. D=Usually 5 or lower. These are very general comparisons as rural team designations are reliant on thier Associations member size, and is not always indicative of the teams strength.


What arena is SAP?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

St. Albert Perfomance (Servus Place)


When will we know when playoff for Rep will start?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The playoff schedule for all interlock teams is usually sent out by EMHA in Early to mid February.


Did Peter Kasowski play for the Dayton Bombers in 1993?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Yes he did, he played 51 games in Dayton and 22 games in Peoria (St. Louis farm team).


What is the difference between a Non Resident Player and an Import Player?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Non Resident Player is a player that does not live in St. Albert but does live within our zone. An Import player is a player that does not live within our zone.


my son wants to ref.how old does he need to be and what training is available

Friday, June 18, 2010

You must be a minimum of 13 years old in order to become an official, and you must be certified through a referee clinic. For further information on becoming an official please look on the SAMHA website under Referees


What exactly is interlock?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Interlock are teams that are Interlocked with Edmonton therefore they will play other teams both in Edmonton and St. Albert.


Are mouthguards mandatory?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Yes, Mouthguards are madatory for all players Novice and up, there is no distinction on Gender.


Why does the executive deny members to be release in order to play in a different organization?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The executive follow the rules and regulations set out by Hockey Alberta and Hockey Canada. Hockey Alberta Regulations can at times be difficult to interpret when read singularly. The must be read in full in order to understand the intent. I would suggest for further clarification that you look at Hockey Alberta Bylaws under 6.0 Player Movement and 7.0 Releases


Typically what is the role of a team manager?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Please refer to our Polices under Manager Duties 3.10.4 This can be found on this website under the SAMHA Info then Policies and Procedures.


If i only have one goalie on our peewee team can i bring one up from atom in cases were our goalie is sick or on vacation,if so how do i go about doing it?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

No, you should affiliate another Peewee Goalie. If you have further questions you can contact the division director whose information can be found on this website under the quicklinks tab on the left of the home page under Contacts then Executive Contacts.


what arena is EGA ?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Edmonton Garrison "A"


Who is the RAMP Website "expert" for SAMHA that I can ask a question about password protected pages with a team site?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

You can contact the office. If we do not know the answer we will find out for you.


How many games are there in a season and when does the season end?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Season end is technically Apil 30th of each year however, your team may be finished earlier. As for the number of games this varies dependent on the league your team plays in.


How do you affiliate a player and what are the steps to do it

Saturday, October 16, 2010

This would all be done through your division Director there is however, some information available in the policies and procedures under AFFILIATION


do we need a permit to play an exhibition game in legal

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

You need a permit to play anywhere outside your zone. SAMHA is Zone 3. For information on Towns in our Zone go to the samha website at www.samha.ca and click on Permits and then Towns in our Zone.


What is IPRP and IPRP% how does it work

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Please follow the link at the bottom of this page to find out more information on the Injury Prevention & Respect Program (IPRP) http://www.emha.ca/clientuploads/Documents/GTP_Fact_Final_09.pdf


Can an atom player who is affiliated with another atom team also be affiliated with a peewee team?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

No, and if you need furhter clarification you should be contacting your division director.


How many players can a team have dressed for a game in Pee Wee hockey?

Monday, November 22, 2010

PeeWee teams may have 19 players dressed, 2 of which should be Goalies. This is a Hockey Alberta rule. Teams that participate in Leagues may have other factors which affect their player roster size. For instance, St Albert teams that participate in Federation Hockey league, may only affiliate up to their original roster size. So if for some reason a team only rostered 16 players, the team can only affiliate up to their original roster of 16. If they started with 19, they could affiliate up to 19, and so on.


Have the team pictures already been taken? If not, approximately when? Thanks.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Photo's are done by the team. If you need to know when your photo's are then you will need to contact your coach.


would like a volunteer position for my almost 16 year old son, is there such a position, what does he need to do, take? He would like to help on a initiation or novice team.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

If he is interested in volunteering as an assistant coach, I would suggest going to the website and looking up the executive contacts and choosing a division he is interested in and contacting the appropriate division director.


What is the official ruling on thigh boards on goalie pads. Are they permitted or not?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Thigh Boards are technically illegal - they are flat pads which are laced into the top of the leg pads which extend above the top of the pad. When in a butterfly - they do close off the "5" hole. New models include knee protection which wraps around the knee and is worn in a way which fits under the pants.


Where can a person pick up the current SAMHA bylaws?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A person can print off or look at the bylaws on the SAMHA website under Info.


If I want to opt out of interlock for a Novice player, how do I do that and when does that decision have to be made?

Friday, June 28, 2013

The best thing to do in a situation like this is to contact the appropriate division director to discuss. Division director information can be found on the website under contacts.


My 13 year old son ,who has played hockey since he was 6, would like to become a referee for the younger kids. Is this possible and if it is how do we go about it?

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Please contact the ref in Chief at refinchief@samha.ca


What is the role of a "team Manager"?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Roles and responsibilites can be foun in the SAMHA policies which can be found under Info tab on the SAMHA website


how do you get the team schedule on your apple phone schedule

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

You need to set up a RAMPBOOK account. To set up the account go to www.samha.ca scroll to the bottom of the screen and look on the left hand side of the page…It will say RAMPBOOK LOGIN just click on that and you should see where you can set up your account then you should be able to sync it to your calendar.


When does Hockey Registration commence?

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hockey Registration is always June 1st to June 30th each year. Late fees apply July 1st.


If I don't live in St. Albert can I still play for a St. Albert team?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

You must live with the St. Albert Minor Hockey boundaries in order to play in St. Albert. Please follow this link to view our boundaries: http://www.samha.ca/default.aspx?p=samhabylaws


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