There will be a mandatory coaches meeting in advance of the 2023 playoffs on Wednesday, February 22 at 8:30 p.m. at Southdale Community Centre in the meeting room.  All U11, U13, U15 and U18 teams must have a rostered team official in attendance to be compliant with the rule on page 105 paragraph 8 of the Hockey Winnipeg rulebook, which says:
“All Area Associations shall host a playoff meeting for all the coaches of their home association. These meetings shall occur prior to the commencement of playoffs. This meeting shall include Playoff Convenors, a Rostered Team Official (Head Coach, Assistant Coach or Manager) and Area Referee-In-Chiefs. Each meeting shall use a standard agenda of the topics to be covered. This agenda shall be provided by Hockey Winnipeg Rules Committee. An attendance sign-in sheet is to be forwarded to the VP of Programs. The use of this standardized agenda is mandatory. Attendance by a team representative is MANDATORY. Non-attendance by any team will result in the Head Coach of such team being suspended for their team’s first playoff game. Only under special circumstances, the Area Association President or their delegate may provide a one-on-one meeting should a team be unable to send a rostered team official.”