Injury Prevention & Respect Program (IPRP)

Get full program details on the EMHA website.

Program Summary

The “Get the Point” program is an initiative of the Federation Council of EMHA aimed at reducing injuries in minor hockey. Get the Point program awards teams with an ‘Injury Prevention & Respect Point’ (IPRP) for staying within a preset penalty minute threshold for each league game. Sufficient IPRP points determine whether or not a travel/special event permit will be awarded to a team.

IPRP Award Threshold

An IPRP is awarded to a team when the league game sheet indicates their total penalty minutes have not exceeded the following pre-set thresholds.

Category/Division PIM Threshold
Novice 5 PIM
Atom 11 PIM (Tiers 1-3) 7 PIM (remainder)
Peewee 17 PIM (Tiers 1-7) 15 PIM (Tiers 8-14)
Bantam 19 PIM
Midget 25 PIM

 

IPRP Reward & Criteria

Travel/special event permits will be issued to those teams who meet the following reward criteria:

  •  A team will need to have at least 50% of the possible IPRPs when they apply for their travel permit. (Note: Points will be reset after each tiering round.)
  • Teams who fall below the 50% IPRP level between the time the permit is issued and the date of the event may lose their travel permit.  This will be at the discretion of the Category Director.
  • IPR Points earned in the first schedule round will enable a team to compete in tournaments or exhibition games during the 2nd schedule round
  • IPR Points earned in the second schedule round will enable a team to compete in tournaments or exhibition games during the 3rd schedule round
  • IPR Points earned in the third schedule round will enable a team to compete in post-playoff tournaments or exhibition games
  • These are GENERAL guidelines and may be strengthened at the discretion of the Category Director