It is important to ensure that insurance is in place by following the below guidelines:
- Any on-ice helpers must be a current registered member of BC Hockey / Hockey Canada. If the individual is not currently registered through a minor association, junior team, senior team or as an associate member, the association wishing to have this person help must register the individual.
- All on-ice helpers must wear a CSA certified helmet with chin strap fastened and appropriate face protection required for the player’s level of play. A BNQ certified neck guard must also be worn by all minor hockey aged players assisting as an on-ice helper.
- Bantam and below on-ice helpers must wear full gear. All other helpers (above Bantam) are to wear what is appropriate to their Division.
- Any helper who is not a BC Hockey minor or junior player must have Respect in Sport (RIS) certification. Additionally, they must be under the direct supervision of the certified team officials.
- Non Members offering coaching or other on-ice help for a fee is not a volunteer, and must become an associate member prior to participation. A person working in this capacity should not be rostered with an MHA Volunteer team.