This taken from Hockey Calgary Rule Book 2016-2017 page 27 and 28
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Each team may have affiliated with it up to 19 named players (with Hockey Calgary’s approval) in a lower division or age category from within the Community. Players can only be affiliated to one team. In the cases where a lower division team is split to provide affiliates to more than one higher division or category teams the players on the lower team must be named. (a) A team having no lower division or category team to affiliate with may affiliate with a team of lower division or category in any adjacent Community providing this Community approves of the affiliation in writing. (b) All affiliations must be filed with the Hockey Calgary office and approved prior to the affiliated player being allowed to participate, in any game, with the team to which he/she is affiliated. Affiliations will be accepted and approved by Hockey Calgary up to and including December 15th of the current playing season.
Affiliation will only be recognized where: (i) players are added to the teams in the Hockey Canada Registry and identified as “affiliates” (ii) the Hockey Calgary Executive Director or his/her designate(s) acknowledge receipt and identify said players as approved prior to an affiliate player participating in any game with the hockey team to which he is affiliated (iii) the affiliation has been endorsed by the President of the applicable member association. Any player participating in any game as an affiliated player without the approval of Hockey Calgary shall be considered an Ineligible player and team officials shall be subject to applicable discipline. NOTE: all Association affiliations must be approved by Hockey Calgary prior to any player participating as an affiliate. All affiliations shall terminate at the end of the current playing season. Please note that there are no default affiliations for the current seasons. An affiliation list must be filed with Hockey Calgary prior to the first league game in the fall before any player can play as an affiliate or any team can use an affiliate player.
10 Eligibility for use of Affiliated Players
(a) Affiliated players may be used in place of players registered on a team, subject to the maximum number limitations described below. Affiliated players may be used to replace injured players or players that will be absent for any reason, but not, subject to the conditions as described below, to replace players suspended by Hockey Calgary.
(b) A player who is neither a Canadian citizen nor a landed immigrant who is registered with Hockey Calgary is ineligible to participate as an affiliate player (Hockey Canada Rule Players F 5(d)(ii)).
(c) For games within Hockey Calgary, the maximum number of players, including affiliate players, which will be allowed to be shown on any official game report must not exceed the total number of players registered on the team except in Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget where teams have only one (1) designated goaltender. Teams can replace injured players and/or absent players with affiliated players to bring the team up to their roster size. The team roster size will be reduced by one for each player that is under a suspension imposed by Hockey Calgary for that game. This reduction in roster size will not be less than 13 skaters in body checking divisions, or 11 skaters in non-body checking divisions. Outside of Calgary, teams may affiliate up to the maximum team size allowed by Hockey Canada rules.
(d) Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams with only one (1) designated goaltender may exceed their roster size by one (1) in order to have a back-up goaltender listed on the official game report. The back-up goaltender must be an affiliated player or an approved substitute goaltender and designated as a goaltender in the Hockey Canada Registry. This will not count towards the maximum of ten (10) games unless the affiliated player is called into action.
11 Procedure for use of Affiliated Players
Games are defined for the use of affiliates as Hockey Calgary scheduled league games, the first game of Minor Hockey Week (the second and subsequent games during Minor Hockey week do not count in the total for use of affiliates), playoff games, and Provincial Playoff games. All associations will follow the Hockey Canada regulation for Affiliations (Bylaws Book - Section (E), Rule 35-39). Please see www.hockeycalgary.com to download a complete Hockey Canada Bylaws book.
(a) A player of a team of lower division or category may play a maximum of ten (10) games. If the player’s registered team completes its regular season and playoffs before the player’s affiliated team, the player may thereafter affiliate an unlimited number of times. (b) Exhibition and Tournament games do not count in the total for the use of affiliates.
(b) When a higher division club uses an affiliated player they must signify same in writing (a\p or AP) after the player’s name on the official game report.
(c) When using an affiliate player, the higher team must obtain the permission of the lower team and have the sanction of the League Chair. Failure to obtain permission to use the affiliate player or to obtain the sanction of the League Chair may result in the loss of 2 game points and the coach of the higher team receiving a one game suspension.
12 Novice Affiliation
(a) The principle of affiliation at the Novice category is to provide replacement players when regular team players are ill, injured or otherwise unavailable.
(b) When a Team has less than twelve (12) registered players, Affiliated Players may be used to increase the number of players on the game sheet to a maximum of twelve (12) players (ie. - when Affiliated Players are used in a game, the maximum number of players allowed to be placed on the game sheet is twelve (12). The maximum number of twelve (12) includes the total of both registered team players and Affiliated Players)
(c) Affiliated players will only be allowed in situations where registered team players are unavailable to the team because of (i) illness (ii) injuries (iii) inadequate numbers of registered team players to play a game
(d) Affiliated players must be approved by Hockey Calgary before they are used as an affiliate. (ie they must be named on your team roster).
(e) Novice affiliations must be added to the teams in the Hockey Canada Registry by the association and identified as approved prior to the affiliated player being allowed to participate in any game with the hockey team to which he is affiliated. Affiliations will be accepted and approved by Hockey Calgary up to and including December 15th of the current hockey season. (f) An affiliated Novice player may not play more than five (5) games with the affiliated team in the current hockey season, excluding exhibition and tournament games. NOTE:
NOTE: There will be no affiliations allowed from Timbits up to Novice. (The Crowfoot Novice 6 team did not get affiliates assigned.)