WCC Regulations




The Western Canadian Championships for minor ball hockey will officially be known as the "WESTERN CHALLENGE CUP".

The main objectives for the Western Challenge Cup Committee are:
a)  To organize a Western Canadian Minor ball hockey championship for leagues in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
b)  To uphold and maintain the rules of the sport of ball hockey as set out in the Rules & Regulations of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association.
c)  To ensure the Western Championships are run in a fair manner and that all member leagues respect the rules of the Western Challenge Cup Committee and the Canadian Ball Hockey Association.
d)  To foster among it's members a community spirit and fair sportsmanship.
The HOST committee will be in charge of organizing and assisting in the administering the Western Challenge Cup. The Vice President of CBHA will be in charge of ensuring that Host stays within budget and will help guide the host committee with any discussion, situations.
Membership to the Western Challenge Cup will be open to all Minor leagues who operate in Western Canada, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. All member leagues must also meet all membership terms stated in the Regulations of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (section 2.1). The Canadian Ball Hockey Association will have final say on any membership issues. To participate in the Western Challenge Cup, all participating members must be registered with a CBHA approved ball hockey association, in good standing, in Canada. The President of the participating Association must approve proof of good standing.

The CBHA, by a special resolution, may remove any individual or league from membership by a 2/3 majority vote. Cause for removal would include lack of attendance at meetings, violation of the C.B.H.A. Rulebook & Bylaws, or the Rules & Regulations of the Western Challenge Cup (CBHA), or any other act that may disgrace our group. The suspended member will be given written notice of termination and must turn over all documents that he/she may have within 48 hours of termination.

All suspensions of members, coaches, managers, or players must be voted upon by the CBHA team at the WCC. Any suspensions incurred in regular league play or Provincial tournament play that carries over to WCC, must be submitted in writing and forwarded to the WCC RIC prior to tournament start. All member leagues agree to carry through on all suspensions and apply them to their own leagues. In regards to suspensions of coaches, managers, and players, all member leagues agree to carry these suspensions over to their own league. If a coach, manager, or player does not fully serve his/her penalty at the tournament, the duration of the suspension would be carried over to the local league.

In regards to voting on termination or any type of suspension, a Committee member or his/her league will not be allowed to vote on any matter pertaining directly to his/her team(s) or League. The Chairperson will notify all members if a conflict of interest issue should arise.

The Western Challenge Cup (CBHA) will respect the privacy of all member leagues and their players. We will not release, sell, or trade any membership lists to any organization for any purpose. All documents will be shredded at the conclusion of the tournament. We are governed by FOIP laws. All WCC stats will be listed, if a parent or guardian wish’s to not have their son/daughters name posted, please see the host committee or CBHA staff member.

All appeals and protests must go to the Committee of the Western Challenge Cup. All appeals and protests must be done in writing and submitted to the WCC Committee Chairperson along with $250. All decisions will be made by either all member leagues, or by a special Disciplinary Sub-Committee that may be created by all member leagues. The person submitting the appeal/protest will be notified in writing of the results. All decisions made will be final and will be respected by all member leagues. If the appeal is successful the team making the appeal will received $125.00 back. All appeals money received during the tournament will go to the CBHA.

A separate set of rules & guidelines will be established and followed in regards to the actual Western Challenge Cup Championships. These rules and guidelines will be agreed upon by all member leagues at our General Meeting. Host committee will update rules & regulations for the current year agreed upon by the member leagues at the general meeting.

NOTE: Shin pads are mandatory for the tournament


2018 WCC Regulations (PDF)

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