Player & Team eligibility

2022 OBHF PLAYER ELIGIBILITY (MEN)

*for League, Provincial and National play*

  • Registration in summer seasons is the prerequisite for all summer events.
  • Players will be re-classified as to level they play in 2022.

Men’s A-B-C-D-E

If a player played A level in the Province of Ontario in 2019 and no longer wants to play A level they are not classified as an A player Provincially in 2022. They will be classified as to the level that they play in 2022.

Players who played in the 2021 CBHA Men’s A Nationals in Calgary are not eligible for lower levels in 2022 National events (B-C-D). Please see exemptions available in B Nationals Eligibility.

Players who play in a designated A level league and are classified as an A player are not eligible for lower levels in 2022 National events (B-C-D). Please see exemptions available in B Nationals Eligibility.

Players who played in the 2021 CBHA Men’s A Nationals in Calgary but were classified as B-C players in the OBHF will be re-classified to B-C level for 2022 OBHF Provincial play.

Players who play A Division, A National Qualifier, A National Championships in 2022 are not eligible for 2022 lower-level Provincial or National events. They are classified as A players for 2022 Provincial events if they participate in the above-mentioned events.(Note: In 2023, a player classified as a B-C player in the OBHF who was picked up for 2022 A Nationals may be re-classified to play B-C level, however, they are not able to play 2023 A Nationals or above rule is enforced.).

Players who play in A Nationals but were classified as D-E players in the OBHF will be re-classified the following year, however, their re-classification will be one level above their previous classification. D player will be classified C and E player will be classified as D.

Any player who plays in a designated A level league is classified as an A player.

Any 2019 classified A player who wishes to participate in the lower-level leagues in 2022 and relinquishes the A status will be governed by the following OBHF league team limits:

B/C – Three (3) former A players per team.

D – Two (2) former A players per team.

E – One (1) former A player per team.

Please refer to the list of 2022 classified A players.  Click here

Masters 33+ (1989 or earlier)

  • Club team of all 33+ players playing any division can enter the Masters 33+ Provincial Championships.
  • League division assembled teams of 33+ players are eligible to enter the Masters 33+ Provincial Championships.
  • One team entry per division day of play is available for the leagues to enter the Masters 33+ Provincial Championships. Additional entries may be granted based on availability.
  • Pick ups for club teams at the Provincial Championships must be from the same division day of play in the club team league (three players and a goalie).
  • There are no A classified players eligible for Masters 33+ Provincial Championships.
  • There are no age exemptions.

Legends  43+ (1979 or earlier)

  • Club team of all 43+ players playing any division can enter to the Masters 43+ Provincial Championships.
  • League assembled teams of 43+ players are eligible to enter the Masters 43+ Provincial Championships.
  • Pick ups for club teams at the 43+ Provincial Championships must be from the same league (three players and a goalie).
  • All players registered are eligible for Legends 43+.
  • There are no age exemptions.

Legends 50+ (1972 or earlier)

  • Every registered player in Ontario is eligible for the Legends 50+ Provincial Championships.
  • There are no age exemptions.

B – C – D – E – 43+ Provincial Championships – August 19-20-21. 2022

Players may only participate on one team per weekend.

A / 33+/ 50+ Provincial Championships – August 26-27-28, 2022

Players may only participate on one team per weekend.

Winter Provincial Championships – June 3-4-5, 2022.

Any classified A players from the 2019 season are not eligible to participate in the Winter Provincial Championships.

 

Note: These rules must be abided by all leagues. If they are not, please notify the OBHF.

 

 Level 2022 Eligibility (Men) Size
Men’s A (Tier 1) Players may only play ‘A’. 25
Men’s B (Tier 2) Any player other than ‘A’ are allowed on the roster of 22. 22
Men’s C (Tier 3) Allowed a maximum of two (2) ‘B’ players on the roster of 22. 22
Men’s D (Tier 4) Allowed a maximum of five (5) ‘B’ & ‘C’ players with a maximum of three (3) ‘B’ players on the roster of 22. 22
Men’s E (Tier 5) Allowed a maximum of five (5) ‘D’ players. ‘B’ and ‘C’ players are ineligible on roster of 22. 22
Men’s Masters 33+

Born in 1989 or earlier. ‘A’ players are not permitted to play.

All other levels are eligible.

22
Men’s Legends 43+  Born in 1979. All players eligible to play. 22
Men’s Master 50+  Born in 1972. All players eligible to play. 22

 

 

 

 

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What is the OBHF Registry?

The OBHF Registry is a registration system to ensure all members are insured.

Who needs to Register?

All players and bench staff shall register to be eligible to participate in OBHF-sanctioned leagues and events. 

What information will be collected?

Full Name, Birth Date, and League

What are the 2023 Registration Fees?

Youth fees are $12 per player. Adult fees are $10 per player/bench staff. This is a one-time fee regardless of how many OBHF-sanctioned leagues and events you participate in.

How long am I covered for?

The OBHF season begins April 1, 2023 and concludes March 31, 2024.

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