BDMHA is committed to cultivating a safe and productive sports environment and a culture of respect. We expect the highest standards from our players, coaches, team officials, parents and volunteers at all times.
We take pride in being ambassadors for our organization and our community whenever we are at a rink — home or away. We expect all our players and coaches to demonstrate respect for:
- Their teammates;
- Their coaches;
- The game and all of its rules;
- Any facility we occupy, especially our arena;
- Our equipment (both personal and association equipment);
- Guests in our arena;
- Our neighbours in the community.
Examples of respectful behaviour expected of BDMHA members include (but are not limited to):
- Players picking up garbage in the dressing rooms and being respectful towards arena staff;
- Players not complaining about penalty calls either verbally or via body language;
- Parents and players demonstrating moderation in celebrating goals in blowout games;
- Parents not cheering opposing team injuries;
- Coaches not yelling at or berating players or referees;
- Players “taking a knee” in practice when summoned by coaches and not engaging in distracting/unsafe behaviour.
Our Zero Tolerance Policies can be found (HERE)