All players will be reminded that we play to win and to have fun, and no matter the outcome , we play to honour the game and respect everyone involved. A truly complete hockey player is one who remembers these essential lessons and follows our Code of Ethics.
Play for fun
always remembering that hockey is a means, not a goal
Follow the Rules
Thoroughly follow the rules of the game and the Chart for Fair-Play
Respect the officials
At all times, accept and respect the officials' decisions
Keep your cool
Always remain in self-control in order that hockey, a robust sport, does not become violent or brutal;
Behave properly both on and off the ice, especially by using proper language and avoiding vulgar and blasphemous language;
Consider his team mates on an equal basis and offer all of them the same cooperation
Respect the coach
Respect his coaches and other management personnel and abide by the directives when such are not contrary to his well being;
Play with intensity without giving up after a loss and over-bragging following a win
Respect other people's property and avoid any theft or vandalism.
PARENT'S CODE OF ETHICS
We can sometimes lose sight of what really matters. In the heat of big game, watching our kids battle for pucks...It is important to remind ourselves that no matter what you think you're watching, the game must remain a game.
Both players and their "fan clubs" need to balance the intensity of hockey with the correct behaviour in and out of the rinks. At Hockey West Island, we always try to stay focussed on this code of Ethics. Please Respect the game, and all those who participate in it
Show respect to Coaches, Directors as well as on and off-ice Officials;
Behave properly and use appropriate language;
Avoid verbal violence towards players and support all efforts made in this area;
Never forget that their children play hockey for their own pleasure, not to please the parents;
Encourage the respect of the rules of sportsmanship, the playing rules and those of the team;
Recognize their child's good performance as well as that of the opponents;
Help children develop their abilities and qualities of sportsmanship;
Teach children that an honest effort is as valuable as a victory;
Objectively judge their children's abilities and avoid projecting into the future;
Help their children choose one ore more activities that please them instead of forcing them to play hockey;
Never ridicule a child who has made a mistake or caused the loss of a game;
Avoid family discrimination towards their daughters;
Through their own example, encourage their children to respect the rules and solve conflicts without aggressiveness or violence.