Cancellation Information

  • OHA rarely cancels games; however, this may occur due to equipment failure, extreme weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Hockey will not be cancelled unless turfs are unplayable.

  • Cancellations due to equipment failure may include the failure of lights, watering equipment, playing surface or goal defects that may cause health and safety issues for players.

  • Cancellations due to weather conditions may include flooding, ice, hail or severe windchill.

  • All School Hockey- Cancellations will be posted on the OHA website and Facebook page by 2pm on the day of the game.

  • All Club Hockey- The Umpires will make the final decision, after consultation with the affected team captains, if the decision to cancel was not made earlier in the day by OHA. This decision is to be made no earlier than 15 minutes before the game and is on a game by game basis.

  •  Otago Hockey will try to reschedule the matches to another available date and time.  Where this is not practical (i.e. time restraints or similar) then the cancelled match will be deemed a draw.

    Our Policy for managing games affected by weather & unforeseen circumstances can be found here