CONSTITUTION, BY-LAWS AND REGULATIONS
GOVERNING THE OPERATION OF THE
TIGER HILLS HOCKEY LEAGUE
FORMED: October 6, 1982
INCORPORATED: March 31, 1988
AMENDED: October 6, 1998
FURTHER AMENDED: October 1, 2002
FURTHER AMENDED: October 2, 2006
FURTHER AMENDED: September 19, 2016
PART 1 - CONSTITUTION
Whereas the Tiger Hills Hockey League Inc. (THHL) is a voluntary organization which consists of an Amateur Senior Hockey League in the South - Central and South - West regions of Manitoba.
And whereas it is declared that all disputes and rulings are to be handled solely by the THHL Governing Body in direct accordance with this Constitution and By-laws. Therefore there can be no Civil Court action against the THHL or their officers by the THHL, their officers or their member teams or representatives.
And whereas it is delayed that one of the purposes of this Constitution shall be to confer upon the THHL and its Governing Body, all the powers of a fully self governing organization.
NOW THEREFORE be it enacted:
ARTICLE 1: LEAGUE NAME
1.1 The name of the league shall be known as the Tiger Hills Hockey League, Incorporated (hereinafter called the “THHL”).
ARTICLE 2: JURISDICTION
2.1 The THHL shall have jurisdiction over all league matters, including membership, league dues and fees, rules and regulations, and other on / off ice activities.
2.2 The THHL shall be a member of Hockey Manitoba.
2.3 The THHL will solely handle all disputes and rulings in accordance with its constitution, by-laws, rules and regulations. No Civil Court action can be taken against the THHL or its officers by its member teams or representatives.
2.4 Where the provisions of this Constitution, By-Laws and Regulations are inconsistent with the Constitution, By-Laws and Regulations of Hockey Manitoba and Hockey Canada, the Constitutions, By-Laws and Regulations of Hockey Manitoba and Hockey Canada shall prevail.
ARTICLE 3: THE LEAGUE GOVERNING BODY
3.1 The officers of the league shall comprise of the following: President / Commissioner, Vice-President, Referee-in-chief, Secretary-Treasurer and Statistician, together with one representative from each of the teams in good standing to form an executive committee.
3.2 The President / Commissioner and Vice-President shall be elected or appointed by the delegates of the teams comprising the league. Each team shall have one voting delegate. This selection is to take place at the Spring Annual Meeting. These officers shall hold office for a term of one year, but may be eligible for re-election or appointment after said term expires. The Referee-in-chief, Statistician and Secretary-Treasurer shall be appointed through negotiations by the President and the Executive Committee.
3.3 League officers shall be entitled to free admission to any exhibition, league or playoff game in any arena in the league. They will be entitled to mileage for any game they attend on league business and will be compensated at the mileage rate designated by Hockey Manitoba. League officers will be paid an honorarium with the amount to be designated at the beginning of the season.
3.4 The President / Commissioner with the assistance of the Executive Committee shall have full power to enforce the rules and regulations governing all competitions and the conduct of the clubs and their players.
ARTICLE 4: OFFICERS - DUTIES, POWERS AND
shall call and preside at all meetings.
shall implement the THHL Constitution, By-Laws and Regulations.
shall be responsible for all areas of league operation in cooperation with the executive committee.
shall be the spokesperson of the league.
shall not have a vote at league meetings.
shall not serve in any capacity with any league member.
shall ensure all league officer positions are filled.
shall represent league at Hockey Manitoba / CAHA meetings and functions.
shall assume presidential duties when President is unavailable.
shall assume any other duties as assigned by the President.
shall be involved in decisions made by executive committee.
shall not serve in any capacity directly related to the on-ice operations of any league member.
shall attend all meetings.
shall have the authority to deal with, fine or suspend, any team, player, coach, manager or other team official for infractions of the rules and regulations within the constitution of the THHL.
shall contact Hockey Manitoba as required for suspensions.
shall inform teams of suspensions as determined by Hockey Manitoba.
shall work with the referee-in-chief to assure consistency in officiating.
- shall attend all meetings.
- shall be responsible for assigning officials for all league and playoff games.
- shall be league liaison with Hockey Manitoba referee-in-chief.
- shall attempt to cooperate with schedule changes to provide best officiating possible.
- shall report to league President and on / off ice activities that require review.
SECRETARY - TREASURER:
shall attend all meetings and when unavailable to attend, he shall assign the responsibilities to another individual.
shall be responsible for recording the minutes of all meetings and for the distribution of them all members.
shall be responsible for receiving all monies of the league and deposit the same in a financial institution as specified by the THHL.
shall pay all accounts of the league and is to keep a record of these transactions.
shall prepare and have ready for presentation to the governing body, a financial statement for not only the AGM but at the request of the governing body on any other occasion.
shall be responsible for obtaining and keeping track of all stats for both regular season and playoff games.
shall be responsible for keeping the media supplied with current and updated material (standings, scoring stats, goaltender stats, etc.).
PART II - BY-LAWS
ARTICLE 5: MEETING and VOTING
5.1 Meetings of the Governing Board may be called by the THHL President at any time and place designated by him. A minimum of seven (7) days notice shall be given all Board members with respect to the holding of a meeting. A meeting may be held without notice if all organizations are present and unanimously agree to waive the formal requirement of 7 days notice.
5.2 The AGM of the League shall be held in the Spring and should be no later than April 30 and the Semi-Annual meeting shall be held in the Fall and should be no later than September 30.
5.3 Each member, in good standing, of the Governing Board shall have one vote except the Executives, which have no vote. The exception to this by-law occurs in the case of a tie vote, at which time the President shall have a tie-breaking vote.
5.4 Notice of all meetings of the THHL shall be sent by the President via e-mail to each member entitled to attend said meetings. Said member has 48 hours to advise the President whether he shall be able to attend. Failure to do so will consider the member to be attending and leave them subject to a fine of $100 in the event they or another team representative fail to attend.
5.5 At all meetings of the Members, each matter shall be decided by a majority of votes of the Members who are in attendance in person at the meeting, unless this Constitution or any other law requires otherwise.
5.6 Proxy votes shall not be accepted and shall not be counted.
5.7 The vote to decide a matter shall be conducted by a show of hands. However, should any Member in attendance in person at the meeting, prior to a showing of hands on any matter, demand that the vote on such matter be conducted by written ballot, then such a vote shall be so conducted.
5.8 Results of any type of vote will be verbally declared by the President and duly recorded by the Secretary in the minutes of the meeting, which when recorded, shall be deemed to have fully and sufficiently disposed of the matter.
5.9 Minutes - It shall be understood those minutes of the AGM pertaining to the constitution of the THHL form part of this constitution.
ARTICLE 6: APPLICATION FOR ENTRY INTO LEAGUE
6.1 Any team wanting to join the THHL must apply at the Spring AGM or the Fall Semi-Annual meeting.
6.2 Presentations must be made by teams requesting entry and at the completion of the presentation, the accredited teams will be permitted to conduct a question and answer period. At the completion of this exercise, a vote will be taken
6.3 All new entries must be accepted by a 75% majority vote of the fully accredited delegates of the teams within the league. All new entries will be on probation and at the completion of the season must receive final approval by a 75% majority.
6.4 All new entries accepted into the THHL must pay all league bonds, fees and dues before being granted voting privileges.
6.5 In the event of a new entry failing to comply with any requirement of this Constitution, By-Laws and Regulations, or the league governing body, a new member shall be subjected to forfeiture or suspension or termination at any point of the probation period.
ARTICLE 7: LEAGUE FEE, PERFORMANCE BOND and
7.1 The amount of the Annual League Fee will be decided by the teams at the semi-annual meeting in September. Teams will have until December 1 to submit their fee to the League Treasurer. Failure to do so will result in a $100 fine.
7.2 Each team shall post with the Treasurer a $500 performance bond. This bond is to be reviewed at the AGM. The bond will be forwarded to the league’s trust account.
7.3 Any team later than 15 minutes beyond the scheduled starting time, or failing to play all its scheduled games may forfeit all or part of their bond. This will be at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
7.4 If the bond or part of the bond is pulled, the bond must be re-posted to the league within 24 hours of being notified or prior to the next league game. All points are forfeited until the bond is paid in full.
7.5 A team must submit their protest in writing or by e-mail to the League within 24 hours of the completion of the game; a $200 protest fee shall be taken from the teams bond and the team is to replenish this bond within 7 days of the fee being taken. If the protest is upheld, the fee will be returned to the team involved. Otherwise the fee will be retained by the League.