Hockey Canada and USA Hockey have been involved in negotiations for an agreement to govern player movement between the two Federations since the expiry of the last agreement at the end of the 2002-2003 season.
Traditionally, players have been able to participate in tryouts in either Federation as long as notice was exchanged between Hockey Canada and USA Hockey. Hockey Canada has determined that players from USA Hockey will be permitted to participate in a tryout period with a registered team in Canada until provided a Tryout notice is filed in advance of the player’s participation in accordance with the Tryout Notice requirements that existed last season.
Players will not be permitted to participate beyond without complying with the provisions of the new agreement between Hockey Canada and USA Hockey.
Both federations will continue negotiations until that date in order to facilitate an agreement for the 2003-04 season.