High Performance Equipment | Sticks and Player/Goalie equipment are provided through league partnership with CCM Hockey
Team Performance Wear and Off-Ice Apparel Packages
Meals | All player meals are provided during the season with the majority provided on road trips and at the billet home
Billet Family | Players are billeted in a safe, comfortable family environment that has been screened through an interview process and that is pre-approved by a player and parents
Personal Development | Opportunity for personal growth through many community volunteer activities
Player Safety, Health and Wellness
Discipline | The MJHL has strict disciplinary and education measures to ensure players can play in a proper on-ice environment to support the successful development of our athletes
League-Wide Concussion Management Program available to all Team Training Staffs | HeadCheck Health and access to Pan Am Concussion Centre
League-Wide Mental Health Program | CMHA Talk Today
Medical Coverage | Comprehensive Hockey Canada National Insurance Program Enhanced Concussion Protocol | Standardized concussion care and baseline testing for all players in the league
Dental Program | Increased coverage to now cover $25,000 per player/per dental injury
Substance Abuse Education & Management Seminar
Mandatory Drug Test Policy | Drug tests are administered at random to players from each team throughout the season
Hazing Zero Tolerance Policy
Social Media Policy
Coaching | Full time Coaches and in most cases includes availability of goalie, video, skating and skill development coaches to support the development of players
Medical Support | Member Teams provide full time Athletic Therapists in addition to availability of Physiotherapists, Physicians, and Dentists
Equipment Support | Member Teams provide full time Equipment Managers
Off-Ice Conditioning | Access to training facility throughout the season to support off-ice development
Officiating | Most regular season and all playoff games are officiated with four-man system to support a positive and consistent on ice environment for players
Road Trips | Excellent options for hotels, meals and bus transportation are provided by each team
Facilities | Opportunity to play in exciting atmospheres in some of the best arenas in the province
Player Exposure/Promotion Opportunities
HockeyTV Webcasts | Every MJHL game is filmed in HD and can be streamed live or on- demand and can be accessed on computers, tablets, AppleTV and mobile devices to be viewed by hockey scouts, recruiters, coaches, players, and fans
Exposure Opportunities | The chance to play elite junior hockey in a very competitive environment in front of dozens of scouts/coaches on any given night
RinkNet/ISS Scouting Service | League wide Scouting Service partnership which includes administrative and player information tools and services used for player recruitment and promotion by scouts/coaches from every level
This is to inform all players that the MJHL has a a Social Media Policy as outlined below
For the purpose of this Social Media and Networking Policy, the policy will encompass public communications through such internet mediums and websites as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram, Snapchat and any other social media network that allows users to communicate online.
The policy is applicable to all members of the MJHL Community at the Club and League levels including Governors, General Managers, Hockey Operations staff, Business Operations staff, Scouts, Medical personnel, on-ice and off-ice officials, billets, players and MJHL Office staff.
The MJHL recognizes and appreciates the value of social media and the importance of social networking to all of its stakeholders. The MJHL also respects the right of all Clubs and League personnel to express their views publicly. At the same time we must be aware of the dangers social media and networking can present.
The purpose of this policy is to educate the MJHL Community on the risks of social media and to ensure all Clubs and League personnel are aware that conduct deemed to be inappropriate may be subject to disciplinary action by the Club and The League.
2. SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES
a) the MJHL holds the entire MJHL Community who participates in social media and networking to the same standards as it does for all other forms of media including radio, television and print.
b) comments or remarks of an inappropriate nature which are detrimental to a Club or the League will not be tolerated and will be subject to disciplinary action.
c) it should be recognized that social media comments are on the record and instantly published and available to the public and media. Everyone including League and/or Club personnel, players, corporate partners and the media can review social media communications. You should conduct yourself in an appropriate and professional manner at all times.
d) refrain from divulging confidential information of a personal or team related nature. Avoid revealing business or game strategy that could provide another team or individual a competitive advantage. Furthermore, do not discuss injury information about any player. Only divulge information that is considered public.
e) use your best judgment at all times – pause before posting. Once your comments are posted they cannot be retracted. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for your comments and they are published for the public record.
f) if requested to participate in an online network, as a direct result of your affiliation with or participation in the MJHL, the MJHL recommends that you request approval from the Club or the League.
g) players or hockey operations staff are not permitted to participate in social media or networking two (2) hours prior to the start of a MJHL game and at least one (1) hour following the completion of a MJHL game.
3. SOCIAL MEDIA VIOLATIONS
The following are examples of conduct through social media and networking mediums that are considered violations of the MJHL Social Media and Networking Policy and may be subject to disciplinary action by the MJHL, at the discretion of the MJHL Commissioner.
a) any statement deemed to be publicly critical of League officials or detrimental to the welfare of a member Club or the League.
b) divulging confidential information that may include, but is not limited to the following: player injuries; trades or other player movement; game strategies; or any other matter of a sensitive nature to a member Club or the League.
c) negative or derogatory comments about any of the MJHL staff, programs, stakeholders, players or any member of a MJHL Club.
d) photographs, video or comments promoting negative influences or criminal behavior, including but not limited to: drug use, alcohol use/abuse, public intoxication, sexual exploitation, etc.
e) online activity that contradicts the current policies of the MJHL.
f) inappropriate, derogatory, racist, or sexist comments of any kind, in keeping with the MJHL policies and regulations on these matters.
The MJHL community, when using social media and networking mediums, should assume at all times they are representing the MJHL and/or its member Clubs. All members of the MJHL community should remember to use the same discretion with social media and networking as they do with other traditional forms of media. Should the identity or image of any member of the MJHL Community be used in Social Media and Networking without the Individual, Club or League authorization, this is considered to be identity theft. Please notify your MJHL Club Management or the MJHL Office immediately. Any use of a player or team member’s image or likeness without the written consent of the MJHL is strictly prohibited.
This is to inform all players that the MJHL has a Safety and Performance Policy as outlined below that includes random drug testing throughout the season.
The following set of sanctions applicable to the Safety and Performance Policy have been approved by the Board of Governors.
- 1st positive - Mandatory AFM assessment or comparable supplier & re-test (No Suspension)
- 2nd positive - 5 game suspension & AFM assessment or comparable supplier
- 3rd positive - Lifetime Ban & AFM assessment or comparable supplier
List of substances available upon request of the league office
A re-test will occur within 45 days of original athlete sample
Refusal to provide sample will result in 5 game suspension. A second refusal will result in a 10 game suspension.
2. Drug Test/Sample Tampering
Any player who is deemed by the MJHL Commissioner to have obstructed or has attempted to obstruct or has tampered with a drug test in any way shall be suspended for 5 games as per the penalties outlined for a Second Offence (as illustrated above). Any further infraction will be considered a Third Offence.
By selecting Agree, I hereby declare to be informed of the Safety and Performance Policy of the MJHL, the testing process, and the penalties associated with violations of the Safety and Performance Policy of the MJHL. I acknowledge responsibility for verifying that every drug and supplement I use is not listed as a banned substance by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), or an illicit substance as tested by the testing agency accredited by the MJHL from year to year.
By selecting Agree, I am aware that a refusal to provide a sample for testing constitutes a positive (failed) test, and will subject myself to the disciplinary action determined by the Safety Committee.
This is to inform all players that the MJHL, in accordance with Hockey Canada, has a zero tolerance policy regarding Hazing as outlined below.
A Player, Team Official, executive member, Team, Club, association, or any other Hockey Canada Registered Participant found, by an investigative process, to have condoned, initiated or, to the detriment of another, participated in Hazing actions or behaviours shall be subject to discipline up to and including expulsion from Hockey Canada registered programs. Discipline must relate to the degree of severity of the incident(s).
a) Any party failing to cooperate with the fact-finding process may be subject to suspension as determined by the Branch.
b) All discipline decisions related to Hazing must be approved by the Branch.
c) All Hazing matters involving Hockey Canada High Performance programs will be dealt with by the Hockey Canada Board of Directors.
This certifies that I agree to abide by the following points while I am a player in the MJHL.
I understand the policies and guidelines outlined in the MJHL Return to Play document.
I agree to abide by the policies and guidelines outlined in the MJHL Return to Play document.
I agree to symptom screening checks, and will notify the team I have experience any COVID-19 symptoms.
I agree to stay home when/if feeling ill.
I understand that if I do not abide by the policies and guidelines outlined in the MJHL Return to Play document, that I may be asked to leave the team activity immediately for up to 14 days.
I acknowledge that continued abuse of the policies and guidelines outlined in the MJHL Return to Play document may result in further sanctions.
I acknowledge that there are risks associated with entering team facilities and/or participating in team activities, and that the measures taken by the MJHL, team, facilities and participants, including those set out in the policies and guidelines outlined in the MJHL Return to Play document, will not entirely eliminate those risks.
The fee to play in the MJHL is $400+GST ($420 CAD).
Players will be entitled to a refund of the player fee under the following terms. After paying the applicable fee in full a player will be entitled to receive a refund if he is released from the team Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) or traded to a team outside the MJHL. The refund will be calculated based on the following formula:
(A) The player fee of $400 (pro rated if applicable) divided by (b), the number of days in the regular season (164) multiplied by (C), the number of days remaining in the regular season equalling (D), the Total Refund due.
1. The regular season is 156 days (October 9 – March 13)
2. The refund is calculated based on the date of HCR release
4. A refund will be issued upon request within 30 days of player being released on HCR
5. All player fee payments are subject to GST