If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Steve Grue, Steve Grue - SMHA VP of Operations.
A travel permit is not needed for league games, provincial playdown games or the provincial tournament even if you are going outside of Zone 7.
Travel permits will be required whenever you go outside of Zone 7 for an exhibition game or a tournament (other than the provincial tournament), unless you are the host team who requested the sanction.
The Hockey Alberta Zone Map can be found on the Hockey Alberta Website.
Tournament sanction numbers can be found on the Hockey Alberta Website and must be on all travel permit requests when attending a tournament outside of Zone 7.
Exhibition sanction numbers are obtained by contacting the host team and must be on all travel permit requests when attending an exhibition game outside of Zone 7.
Teams that are under disciplinary action from SMHA will be denied travel permits.
Exhibition Game Sanction Permit
Exhibition sanctions are requested by the host team, no matter what zone the exhibition game is in.
Exhibition Game Sanction Permits are required for any games that are not either league games or provincials.
If you are the host team, provide the sanction number to the other team. This shows them that the game is sanctioned. If the other team needs to leave their zone to attend the game, they will need the sanction number on their travel permit.
If you are hosting the exhibition game outside of Zone 7 you do not need a travel permit in addition to your exhibition game sanction permit.
Tournament Sanction Permits
Tournament sanctions are requested by the host team, no matter what zone the tournament is in.
The tournament sanction number will be automatically posted on the Hockey Alberta website once the tournament is approved. If the other teams need to leave their zone to attend the tournament, they will need the sanction number on their travel permit.
If you are hosting the tournament outside of Zone 7 you do not need a travel permit in addition to your tournament sanction permit.
Post Permit Duties
When any permit is approved, an email confirmation is sent by Hockey Alberta to the team that requested the permit. The email states how and when completed game sheets are to be sent to Hockey Alberta.
Ensure that the Hockey Alberta sanction # is clearly written on all game sheets.
All game sheets must be submitted within 48 hours to the Hockey Alberta Discipline Committee Zone 7 representative firstname.lastname@example.org