About Us

In the mid ‘60s, an association called the Pointe-Claire Amateur Athletic Association (P.C.A.A.A.) was created to promote baseball and football in our community. Many of the directors at that time were interested in hockey, and in 1966 the Pointe-Claire Oldtimers Hockey Club Inc. was founded and the legal charter was issued on the 27th of September 1967.

Only shin pads, jock, and gauntlets were allowed for protection.
Grey sweat pants were the order of the day.
No lifters above the knees.

Our organization has been, and continues to be made up of people from all walks of life; from aldermen to businessmen, doctors, entrepreneurs, factory workers, firemen, lawyers, mayors, media people, morticians, policemen, priests, printers, teachers, and retirees to name only a few.

Our challenge and commitment remain the perpetuation of the principles of the Pointe-Claire Oldtimers Hockey Club Inc. by:

“Providing for the physical fitness of its members in a highly developed and socially interactive association committed to our community.”

Rules & Regulations

  • Full Padding for your position
  • Full Grill or Visor is Mandatory
  • Neckguard
  • Jersey & Socks are provided by us

Fair Play

Members of our club need to better police themselves in order to avoid injuries resulting from rough play. We also need to show more respect for our volunteer referees. It has therefore been resolved that, in order to best address these situations, the following rule changes will apply:

Rough Play:

Members called for penalties for rough play with intent to injure or dangerous on ice behavior, will receive a 5 minutes penalty, with an automatic match penalty: the 5 minutes penalty will be served by another team member who was on the ice at the time of the penalty. A first offence will result in an automatic minimum 2 games suspension (or possibly more after review by the disciplinary committee). The penalized player will not be allowed near the bench until after his suspensions are served.

A second time offender will receive the 5 minutes and match penalty, served as above, plus an automatic minimum 5 games suspension (or possibly more after review by the disciplinary committee). The penalized player will not be allowed near the bench until after his penalties are served.

A third offence will result in a 5 minutes and match penalty, served as above. The player’s membership will be subject to review by the board, as players with such behavior could be considered undesirable and may face permanent expulsion from the club.

Verbal or other abuse of referees:

If a player is arguing with an official:
Give the player the penalty
If necessary give two more minutes misconduct
If still necessary throw him out.

If a player gets to the third step:
1st offense: 2 game suspension
2nd offense: 10 game suspension
3rd offense. Out for the rest of the year. Directors decision whether to accept registration next year.
These carry over to the next year.

Total penalty minutes review:

Players reaching a total of 15 penalty minutes during the year, (including all games, league and playoffs) will have their situation reviewed by the executive committee. A second review will take place at the 25 penalty minutes level. Both these reviews will result in a decision by the executive committee as to further action.

In order to better prepare for our fair play objective, team captains and coaches have been asked and are expected to play a key role of exemplary leadership. Volunteer referees will receive a training session to better understand the rules and expectations as to how to apply them game after game.

Members who witness on ice rough play incidents (not seen by our referees) should report same to the disciplinary committee in writing within 5 days for appropriate review.

Appeal to the suspensions, refer to PCOT Rule 4

Leave of Absence Policy
1. The Board of Directors may grant a leave of absence to any permanent regular member only, pursuant to a written request submitted to the membership convenor, duly signed and dated by the member.

2. A leave of absence shall normally be for a full year or a half-year and shall be granted for reasons of health or injury; family or personal; and job related or financial. The Board may, from time to time, consider other reasons.

3. In exceptional circumstances, a second consecutive full year LOA may be granted upon receipt of a second letter of application. Depending on the reason given, this LOA extension may or may not be granted. The decision of the Board is final.

4. No requests for a third consecutive full year LOA will be considered.

5. A member on a leave of absence, wishing to participate and fit to play, may request in writing, to be included on the active spare list until the expiration of his LOA.

6. All players on a LOA are required to pay an annual registration fee equal to the registration fee paid by spares on the waiting list.

7. A refund of fees will only be made to members granted a LOA where more than 6 games remain paid in advance, based upon the date of the request for the leave.

8. A member who wishes to return before the end of the LOA must submit a letter to the board stating his intentions. He will be placed on the spare list for the remainder of the season, unless an opportunity to place him as a Permanent Spare arises.

Rules & Regulations
1. The Board of Directors and your Executive entirely support all decisions of our volunteer referees, who have been engaged to enhance the enjoyment of each player in the league and lessen the chance of injury. Players are expected to be courteous to the referees and respectful of the support they provide our club.

2. Any member of the club who feels strongly about other members not adhering to the rules is requested to present his complaints to the executive.

3. The Board of Directors has empowered the Discipline committee to rule on all games, tournaments, and exchanges in which players and coaches participate as members of P.C.O.T. Members of the executive should not be on the discipline committee (ref 4.8)

4. The playing rules of the P.C.O.T. will be those of the Official Rule Book of the Canadian Adult Recreational Hockey Association (C.A.R.H.A.) with the following modifications and additions:

4.1 In accordance with the regulations of the Quebec Sports Safety Board (C. 5-3.1, a. 55, par.3), each player must wear a helmet and full-face protector approved by the Canadian Standards Association, and an approved neck protector.

4.2 Modification of rule 16(a): A team must have nine (9) players (which includes the goaler) dressed and on the bench by the end of the first period, otherwise the game will be defaulted by the team short-handed. If both teams default no points will be awarded.

4.3 To start a two-period game, teams will defend the zones on the opposite ends of the rink from their benches.

4.4 Modification of rule 27(a): The duration of minor, major and misconduct penalties shall be two (2), five (5), and ten (10) minutes respectively, regardless as to whether the clock is operating on stop time or straight (running) time.

4.5 If there is a one-goal difference in the score, or if the score is tied, the final minute of play shall be stop-time.

4.6 A full report of any undesirable incident is to be made by the referees on the score sheet and given to the president immediately after the game.

4.7 Players under suspension cannot play in any hockey activity organised by the PCOT. Suspensions must be served by sitting out regular season games.

4.8 Players may appeal a suspension through the following process: A presentation in writing to the executive committee within five days of receiving the suspension. The document presented must explain what evidence or procedures were overlooked in coming to the original suspension, and why the evidence or lack of procedure would affect the suspension given. Rules governing the appeal committee will be as reported in the minutes of May 8th 1991.

4.9 Modification of Rule 39B: Calling of penalties: If both teams are playing even, and the referee calls a delayed minor penalty against a player and a goal is scored, the player will serve the penalty, however his team will not have to play short handed.

4.10. Modification of Rule 49: Boarding and body contact: Non-application of paragraph B, which states that a double minor penalty must be assessed against a player who causes an opponent to collide with the boards.

4.11. Modification of rule 64: Icing the puck: Stoppage of play will be avoided, if possible, by allowing the defending team to obtain the blue line before pressuring the puck carrier. Failure to do this will result in a stoppage of play and a face-off in the offending team’s end. Repeated ignoring of the efforts to speed up the game will result in a delay of game penalty. If the goalie makes an attempt to leave his crease to handle the puck, whether he touches the puck or not, the icing is immediately waved off and play will continue. During stop time at the end of a game, the regular icing rule is in effect.

4.12. Rule 24F: (page 27 of the Carha official rule book): If either a player or a referee loses his helmet on the ice during play, the play shall be whistled dead immediately, and the faceoff shall be taken at the nearest appropriate faceoff dot.

Full PCOT By-Laws