Section 6 – Tournaments and Exhibition Games


A search engine for sanctioned tournaments within the HEO district can be found at

Teams entering tournaments must have their official team roster and appropriate approved travel permit(s) if applicable. All teams playing in tournaments must obtain copies of each game sheet to submit to the Divisional Director. A scan or emailed photo is sufficient.

Teams organizing any type of “Fun Day” or “Fun Mini-Tournament” must send details and obtain prior approval of the President and sanctioning from HEO. Teams are not permitted to run unsanctioned tournaments of any kind. Such actions may result in HEO revoking the NMHA House League tournament sanctions, or prohibiting NMHA teams from attending other sanctioned tournaments.

Exhibition Games

To book an exhibition game, teams can contact other associations for contact information of people/coaches in the same division, or contact their respective NMHA Director. The following rules and procedures apply to exhibition games.


  1. Teams may only play exhibition games against other sanctioned teams. A sanctioned team is one that is recognized by and registered through Hockey Canada or another official hockey body (Hockey USA, other international hockey bodies). All-star, spring hockey, pick-up or mixed teams are not considered sanctioned teams.
  2. No team within the NMHA may play a game or practice with a school, church or other hockey team, except those teams that are within a league which is sanctioned by a branch of Hockey Canada or Hockey USA.
  3. Games of players versus parents or game of House League versus Competitive/Representative players are forbidden.
  4. Teams may plat tournament or exhibition games outside of HEO boundaries, which would specifically include games in Quebec or the US, only after acquiring an approved travel permit beforehand.
  5. Certified Officials (referees/linesmen) and official game sheets are to be used for all league, exhibition and tournament games, and must be submitted to the Divisional Director afterward./
  6. All regular rules for team rosters, team discipline, fair play and affiliation apply as if it were a regular season game.
  7. Suspensions handed out during an exhibition game will be served as per the Code of Discipline and carry forward to regular season game play.


  1. Acquire the ice for the game by purchasing your own or obtaining extra ice from the NMHA Available Ice. You can contact the Ice Scheduler at
  2. As your Divisional Director or Convenor to book the required referees/linesmen/timekeeper based on your level of play through the NMHA Referee and Timekeeper Assigner, Jay Kleiman.
  3. Prepare a games sheet through the normal procedures as per a regular season game.
  4. The referees will sign the game sheet as per normal procedures. Any suspensions must reported within 24 hours by emailing as per normal for a regularly scheduled game.
  5. Organizing teams must provide and pay for on-ice officials and timekeepers. Payment is made in cash, directly to the referees, 10 minutes before the game. Please try to have the correct amounts for each individual official as indicated by the schedule found at under Pay Rates. Include any applicable assigning fee with the referee’s payment. Confirm amount due with Jay Kleiman in advance of the game.

NOTE: If the officials do not show up, please advise the referee and timekeeper assigner directly.

Contact: Jay Kleiman,, 613-884-7732




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