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Code of conduct - Senior Players


Senior players are expected to meet the following standards of behaviour:

  • Play hockey for enjoyment above all other things.
  • Communicate with team coaches and managers about their availability and health.
  • Learn the rules of ice hockey, submitting to the rulings of officials without argument.
  • Be on time and properly equipped for all practices and games.
  • Aim for improvement in all aspects of their game.
  • Support their team and team members on and off the ice.
  • Respect opponents through good sportsmanship.
  • Respect coaches and managers, listen to and follow their instructions.
  • Respect the rules of the team this may be in different environments and facilities.
  • Encourage others to play ice hockey through role modelling and promoting the sport positively.

Players can have the following expectations:

  • Have fun on and off the ice.
  • Play in a safe, supportive environment.
  • Be able to ask questions and learn more about the game of ice hockey.
  • Have quality coaching and develop as a player.
  • To be included within a team and club.
  • To be provided a safe environment with all reasonable risks taken into account.
  • Be able to ask questions of the Association and its coaches and officials at an appropriate time and place.

Queenstown Ice Hockey has a zero tolerance policy towards:

  • Verbal abuse, physical abuse, fighting, or any other unsportsmanlike behaviour
  • ‘Hazing’ or other team or rookie initiation rituals.
  • Performance enhancing or illegal drug use.
  • Alcohol consumption by senior members immediately before or during on-ice activities.
  • We support a smoke free and vaping free environment. 



Any player, parent, coach or official who engages in this behaviour faces disciplinary consequences.