Is the GMHL Sanctioned?
Yes. The GMHL is sanctioned. The governing body which sanctions the GMHL Rule Book, Policies & Procedures is the same governing body which sanctions all of Junior Hockey in Canada. Essentially, sanctioned activities of the league are considered insured events and our rule book and other agreements in place define what those sanctioned activities are.
Is the GMHL Insured?
Yes. Our insurance underwriters have issued Commercial General Liability coverage where players can purchase participant injury as well as accident coverage. We are proud of the coverage that we provide to our players, on-ice officials and off-ice officials. We have been with the same insurance partners since the inception of our league in 2005 and have developed an excellent working relationship with all of our providers. The underwriting of our account is based on the rules and procedures we have put in place and the risk management plan that has been developed. Our primary goal is always to reduce risk and exposure for those that participate as well as contribute to the success of the GMHL.
Is the GMHL a member of Hockey Canada?
No. The GMHL is not apart of Hockey Canada.
Is the GMHL an 'Outlaw' organization?
No. The GMHL is a legally registered and insured numbered company in Canada.
Do I require a IIHF Transfer Card to participate in the GMHL?
No. Players do not require a IIHF Transfer to play in the GMHL.
Does playing in the GMHL have impact on NCAA Eligibility?
Playing in the GMHL does not affect NCAA Eligibility. GMHL athletes are eligable to continue hockey in NCAA. Over 100 athletes have commited to NCAA Division I and Division III programs after playing in the GMHL.
Can I return to Hockey Canada or USA Hockey the following season?
Yes. It has no affect for future seasons.
If there are any further questions regarding this topic, feel free to contact the GMHL at [email protected] or at (905) 775-0062.