Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are exhibition games supposed to be entered onto the NAI website? If so how do you go about it?

During Preseason, exhibition games CAN be entered onto the NAI website if the teams wish to have the game used for additional tiering feedback only if they are letting the league know about the exhibition game prior to it being played and if it does not yet have a Hockey Alberta sanction number assigned to it yet. To get the game onto the website, contact the governor who will forward the details (date, time, teams, arena) to Karen will set up the game and the home team will post the game, same as any other league game.
*If the teams do not want the game posted on the website, but still wish to submit their results for tiering consideration, they can forward a copy of the completed game sheet to

What is the minimum number of players you need for a team to play?

According to Hockey Canada's Referee Casebook, in order to play a game, a team must have 6 eligible players (not necessarily a goaltender) to start the game.

When will the blackout option be made available on the website? We would like to get home tournaments entered

The blackout form is being reconstructed. Since the regular season does not start until November, we are just asking for your patience until we get it up. Managers will be asked to submit their blackouts as soon as we have the form available prior to when the regular season is created.

Our team is wanting to have 2 affiliate players associated with our team if we need extra players. I am only seeing the form for affiliates for a playoff game. Is there a form for regular season affiliates so we can have them set up to use whenever?

You do not need permission to play affiliate players during pre and regular seasons. Make sure they are listed on your HCR and you have the updated copy posted on the NAI website. We would prefer you refrain from using them in the preseason because preseason is all about testing a team's players' ability compared to their opponent so each team's tier placement can be compared and measured. However, to avoid postponing the game, they would be permitted with the understanding that the game results may not reflect your team's full potential. Please look up the Hockey Alberta affiliation rules.

How can we order extra game books?


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