Upon receipt of her OWHA Player Release Form from the London Devilettes Girls Hockey Association for the 2021-2022 Hockey Season, the above-mentioned player
will not be eligible to return to the London Devilettes until after April 1, 2023 for the 2023-2024 Hockey Season.
Please review the Policy on Player Movement from the 2021 Revised Operating Rules and Regulations as stated below prior to requesting the Player Release Form:
Commencing July 1, 2021, a player that requests and is granted a player release from the LDGHA with respect to a particular season cannot rejoin the organization on a competitive team until after the expiry of the season immediately following the particular season. In other words, the player cannot rejoin a competitive LDGHA team for the duration of the season to which the release relates PLUS the entire immediately following season. The foregoing shall not apply to players that (i) leave the LDGHA to play with a different organization at a level that is not offered by the LDGHA; (ii) leave the LDGHA after being cut from the lowest competitive team offered that year in that player’s age category; or (iii) obtain the consent of the Board of Directors to return to the LDGHA if the Board, in its absolute discretion, determines that such consent is warranted in the circumstances. For example, if a player leaves the LDGHA in her first (minor) year of U13, to play for a “AA” team offered by different association, that player would not be entitled to re-join the LDGHA until her first (minor) year of U15.
We also understand that if the above-mentioned player has already taken a first release at any point in time from the LDGHA, then returns to the Devilettes following an absence of one or more years and, at a later date, seeks a second release form the LDGHA, the condition of that release will be that that player will NOT be able to return to the London Devilettes Girls Hockey Association.
We also acknowledge that, by seeking this player release, we aware of the OWHA Regulation Three(3) Part(E) which states, “A player may be released from one organization to another only once during a season, unless a change of the player’s domicile has taken place or with special approval from the OWHA Registrar.” This policy is effective for all releases issued after Jun 24, 2002.