Reminder about Cancelled Games

Dec. 05, 2023

The rules pertaining to game cancellations (League Rules and Regulations available on the GAARA website


7.1 A cancellation of a game for any reason other than the following will result in a default (see Section 8).
7.1.1 Inclement weather conditions; refer to weather warnings in weather app on GAARA website for guidance;
7.1.2 No referees (Note: if there is only 1 official, the game shall be played unless the official elects not to as per Section 12.2 below);
7.1.3 Loss of ice; and
7.1.4 Participation of a team in a tournament.

7.2 The cancelling team is responsible for notifying the opposing team, Scheduler, Chief Statistician and Ref-in-Chief of any cancelled games.

7.3 In the case of game cancellations due to inclement weather, the cancelling team must advise the Ref-in-Chief and opposing team by telephone a minimum of three (3) hours prior to the scheduled time of the game. If the Ref-in-Chief cannot be contacted in person, the President must be notified within the 3-hour time limit. Their phone numbers can be found on the password protected Team Contacts page on the league website.

7.4 If a team must cancel a game because of participation in a tournament, then a minimum of three (3) weeks’ notice is required.

7.5 Rescheduling:
7.5.1 Games cancelled due to 7.1.1 or 7.1.2 will not be rescheduled. The game report will reflect a 0-0 score and both teams will receive 1 point.
7.5.2 If games cancelled under 7.1.3 or 7.1.4 cannot be rescheduled, the game report will reflect a 0-0 score and both teams will receive 1 point. Note: the game must be rescheduled within 2 weeks and played before the end of the regular season schedule.

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