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Respect In Sport - Parents


The Respect in Sport Program is an online certification program designed to protect our youth as well as enhance Hockey Alberta's mandate of providing a safe and fun environment for all of our participants. It is Canada's leading online bullying, abuse, harassment, and negligence prevention program for parents, coaches, and community leaders. It is offered in two different streams.

Hockey Alberta - Respect in Sport PARENT
Hockey Alberta - Respect in Sport NOVICE PLAYER


Southwest KC Minor Hockey Association recognizes the importance of fair and impartial player assessment of hockey skills during evaluations. The process provided by Hockey Alberta enables players to demonstrate their skills and abilities to ensure players have a reasonable opportunity of being placed on a team appropriate for their skill level. The evaluation process ensures balanced teams are formed to maintain balance and competitive play for players to develop and participate impartially and have fun playing hockey. 


Evaluations will occur for the following divisions:

  • U9 (Formally Novice)
  • U11 (Formally Atom)
  • U13 (Formally Peewee)



All players will participate in on-ice drills to evaluate their abilities on skating, puck control, stick handling, and shooting as well as, a timed skating drill to evaluate players speed. Players are then grouped into pools on initial results through a rating system and will play scrimmages to evaluate players performance in a game environment. During scrimmages, players may be asked to move from pools based on their performance during game scenarios. Continued movement of players could occur until final teams are determined at the end of the evaluation process. 

Any parent concerned about the placement of their player may initiate an appeal. The appeal must be in writing and forwarded to the Vice President of Hockey Operations before November 1 of each hockey season. 

Equipment Guide

Players and Parents have the responsibility to ensure players are wearing the proper equipment that fits properly, protects the area it is intended to protect and is well maintained.

GOALIES We provide high quality goalie gear (chest protector, blocker, catcher, and pads) to help make your goalie experience a reality. In addition to regular practices and games, you can use this equipment in all spring & summer camps, development camps, and clinics.

Required Player & Goalie Equipment


  • Helmet C.S.A. approved (with ear protectors)
  • Facial protector C.S.A. approved (full cage or full visor)
  • Neck Guard C.S.A. approved (collar or bib type)
  • Mouth Guard (mandatory for all players, including goalies)
  • Athletic Support (male - cup/jock, female - jill)
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Gloves
  • Garter Belt (to hold up socks if athletic
    support system doesn’t have velcro)
  • Hockey Pants
  • Shin Pads
  • Hockey Socks
  • Skates
  • Stick
  • Jersey
  • Sock Tape
  • Stick Tape
  • Hockey Stick


  • Helmet C.S.A. approved (with ear protectors)
  • Facial protector C.S.A. approved (full cage or full visor)
  • Neck Guard C.S.A. approved (collar or bib type)
  • Mouth Guard (mandatory for all players, including goalies)
  • Athletic Support (male - cup/jock, female - jill)
  • Chest/Shoulder/Arm Pads
  • Glove
  • Blocker
  • Garter Belt (to hold up socks if athletic
    support system doesn’t have velcro)
  • Hockey Pants
  • Goalie Pads
  • Hockey Socks
  • Skates
  • Goalie Stick
  • Jersey
  • Sock Tape
  • Stick Tape
  • Hockey Back

Hockey Canada recommends that parents and players use care when selecting protective equipment. Here are some important points to remember: 

  • If any piece of equipment is cracked or is structurally unsound, it should be replaced immediately or properly repaired by a professional. Equipment should be inspected often so that all breaks can be recognized immediately and properly attended to.
  • All equipment should be hung to dry after every game or practice. This reduces deterioration in the equipment’s structure and quality. Skate blades and holders should be completely dried immediately after every game or practice. This will prevent deterioration of the blade. Proper maintenance involves examining all equipment frequently throughout its life span.
  • Equipment should cover the entire area of the body that it is meant to cover. Equipment should never be bought to grow into, this leaves the player at risk of serious injury, as equipment that is too big will slide away from the area that it is protecting.
  • Used equipment can be an effective way to reduce the costs involved with buying new equipment for the growing player. When buying used equipment ensure that it fits properly and has good protective quality meaning there are no cracks or tears.

Did you know? 

  • That you should never buy skates that are too big to grow into as this can affect skating development?
  • When drying your skates after a session the insoles should be taken out for more effective drying?
  • Your helmet and facemask must be CSA certified?
  • If you paint your helmet or remove the CSA sticker your helmet is no longer CSA certified?
  • You should not apply stickers to the helmet as some stickers have glue that can harm the helmet and could effect both CSA certification and the manufacturers warranty?
  • There are specific facial protectors for the player depending on their age, and you should ask your sports store or refer to the Hockey Canada rulebook to determine which is best suited for your son or daughter?
  • If you remove ear protection from a CSA certified helmet it is no longer CSA certified and therefore does not meet Hockey Canada requirements?
  • Your throat protector must be BNQ certified and cannot be altered in any way?
  • As a rule of thumb your hockey stick should reach between your chin and your mouth if you are in street shoes?
  • In a "ready stance" with the stick's blade flat on the ice, there should be no gap between the ice and the bottom edge of the blade? If so, try a different lie to remove this gap.


For more detailed information on equipment visit Safety Requires Teamwork & Safety for All from Hockey Canada.


Hockey Canada Equipment Fitting Video

Arena Codes

Hockey Edmonton Arena Codes

AKIAkinsdale ArenaBGCLeduc Recreation Centre (Formerly Black Gold)
ALXAlexandra Arena LOALondonderry Arena
AREArdrossan Recreation Complex - Macmillan ArenaCMMMark Messier Arena (Servus Credit Union Place)
ARWArdrossan Recreation Complex - West ArenaMCAMichael Cameron Arena
ARPArgyll Plaza ArenaMWAMillwoods Arena A
BHABill Hunter Arena (Formerly Jasper Place)MWBMillwoods Arena B
CWACallingwood Arena ANAITNAIT Arena
CWBCallingwood Arena BOLAOliver Arena
CACCanadian Athletic Club ArenaREXRexall Place
CDACastledowns Arena AENOEnoch Arena
CDBCastledowns Arena BRCSRiver Cree Arena South
CVAClareview Arena ARCNRiver Cree Arena North
CVBClareview Arena BRBARuss Barnes Arena (Formerly Santa Rosa)
CFAConfederation ArenaSAPServus Credit Union Place (Formerly Campbell Arena)
CRACrestwood Arena SPASherwood Park Arena
DOADonnan Arena SPSSherwood Park Shell
DOWDow Centennial CentreMPNMillennium Place North
JRCFort Saskatchewan Jubilee ArenaMPSMillennium Place South
SPXFort Saskatchewan Sportsplex ArenaGRFSpruce Grove Grant Fuhr Arena
FVAFultonvale Arena & Strathcona OlympietteSGESpruce Grove East Agrena
EGAGarrison Arena ATCATerwillegar Recreation Center A Sheet
EGBGarrison Arena BTCBTerwillegar Recreation Center B Sheet
SSAGeorge S. Hughes South Side ArenaTCCTerwillegar Recreation Center C Sheet
GARCGlen Allan Recreation Centre TCDTerwillegar Recreation Center D Sheet
GLAGlengarry ArenaTMEThe Meadows Arena East
GAAGo Auto ArenaTMWThe Meadows Arena West
GTAGrand Trunk ArenaTIATipton Arena
KEAKenilworth ArenaTLNTransAlta Tri-Leisure Centre North
KN1Ken Nichol Arena 1TLSTransAlta Tri-Leisure Centre South
KN2Ken Nichol Arena 2CTMTroy Murray/Go Auto Arena (Servus Credit Union Place)
KNXKinex Arena WEMWest Edmonton Mall Ice Palace
KMAKinsmen Arena AWWAWestwood Arena
KMBKinsmen Arena B

Game Rules

All members of Southwest KC Minor Hockey Association must comply with the Official Rule Book from Hockey Canada and Hockey Alberta except as modified by the Hockey Edmonton Bylaws and Operating Directives.

It is the responsibility of head coaches and managers to ensure that all players and anyone else connected with our teams thoroughly understand the contents of this Operating Directive.

For further information regarding Hockey Alberta Operating directive, click here.

For further information regarding the rules of the game, review Hockey Canada’s Referee’s Case Book/ Rule Combination 2016-2018.

Minor Hockey Week

Quikcard Edmonton Minor Hockey Week is one of the largest and longest running hockey tournaments in the world. Founded in 1964 this event has become a tradition among the Edmonton hockey community that only continues to grow.


In 2003 the tournament was awarded with a Guinness World Record for the largest ice hockey tournament with 471 teams and 7,127 players. With current and past participants now spanning generations this tournament is an event that families and Edmontonians can share in for years to come.  


For further information regarding the tournament, including game rules, visit Quickcard Edmonton Minor Hockey Week.