Player Release Request


Players must register with their designated Hockey Association as determined by the residence of the player on September 1st of the current playing season.  If the player resides outside the Hockey Association boundaries they wish to register with, the player may apply to Hockey Calgary for Player Movement.

The Player Movement webform must be completed by the parent/guardian in the case of a minor player.  If needed, Hockey Calgary may consult with the affected Hockey Associations who will provide any additional information or position on the request.  After the consultation period, Hockey Calgary will provide written notification of our final decision to all parties.  If the request is granted the player is then eligible to register with the preferred Hockey Association and that association is now considered the permanent resident association.  If the request is denied the player is entitled to appeal in accordance with Hockey Calgary Regulation All Streams 26.

No player will be allowed to skate or try out in any hockey program until properly released by Hockey Calgary as well as obtained any necessary waivers.

** Important Deadline: All Elite Player movement requests must be filed by June 1 - no exceptions **


  1. Community ties (minimum of 3 consecutive seasons with preferred Hockey Association)*
  2. Sibling plays for or is released to preferred Hockey Association
  3. Registration in designated Hockey Association is closed
  4. Excess/shortage of players (particularly goaltenders)
  5. Membership has been denied by the designated Hockey Association
  6. Movement by Special Exception (consideration of Extenuating Circumstances as detailed on your application)**

* Community ties criteria does not apply in years where Boundary Review has taken place

** Circumstances that WILL NOT be considered under Criteria 6 include disputes with the association, coach, player, parent, etc.

Please note that if your preferred Hockey Association is either Recreational Hockey Calgary (RHC) or Girls Hockey Calgary (GHC) a release from your current Hockey Association is not necessary.  Please contact the RHC or GHC registrar directly for further information on registration.




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