“On March 12, the decision was made to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities across the country. This was a difficult decision, but one made to maintain the health and safety of all participants and the general public amid growing concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Currently there are no Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities being conducted, and we are working with our Members on their return-to-hockey plans. After ongoing discussions with the board of directors, our chief medical officer, the 13 Members and public health authorities across the country, it has been determined that the best approach for a return to hockey in Canada is to allow each Member the opportunity to work with authorities in their respective regions to determine when it is safe to return to the ice in areas that fall under their jurisdiction. We expect the timing of each Member’s return to hockey will be different, but will be based on the advice of their government and public health authority.
It is imperative to note that we are not ready to return to the game across the country. As we have seen in respect to flattening the curve, the impact of the pandemic varies from region to region. Permitting our Members the opportunity to decide on an appropriate return-to-hockey timeline will allow them to work directly with public health authorities to determine when it is safe to return while also implementing specific safety measures and rules within their associations and leagues.
Hockey Canada knows the game will look quite different, and the return will happen at different speeds and at different times across the country. Be assured, we continue to work on our multi-faceted return-to-hockey plan that includes health and safety regulations, communications and seasonal structure. As with so many people across the country, we look forward to returning to the game when it is safe to do so, and we will support our 13 Members as we continue to work towards getting back on the ice.”
For more information on the Return to Hockey plan, please visit HockeyCanada.ca/returntohockey.
Hockey Manitoba is currently working with Hockey Canada, Sport Manitoba and Provincial Sport Organizations in Manitoba to develop a Return to Hockey Plan. The plan will include comprehensive safety guidelines and requirements, along with a phased-in approach for returning to play.
For Hockey Manitoba, this statement means that our Members may resume on-ice, sanctioned activities – subject to compliance with current health and safety standards in Manitoba and Hockey Manitoba’s Return to Hockey plan once approved by the Province.
The reopening of arenas in Manitoba begun as of June 1, 2020 as facilities were able to open along with Phase 2 (https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2020_2021/restoring-safe-services-phase-2.pdf) of the Manitoba Restoring Safe Services plan. These programs are not sanctioned activities.
Members can utilize the province of Manitoba’s Risk Assessment and Mitigation Tool (https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/coronavirus/activities-guidelines.pdf) along with Hockey Canada guidance.
If you have any questions pertaining to the Hockey Canada announcement or Hockey Manitoba’s Return to Hockey plan, please submit via email to: email@example.com.
For more information on Hockey Canada’s Return to Hockey plan, please visit HockeyCanada.ca/returntohockey.
The First Shift 2019
Mick E Moose at The First Shift
Congratulations to the Atom A1 Polar Bears
Registration for the 2019-20 season is now open!
Please see the Registration Information Document below for further details.
The mission of the APHA hockey program is to make sure that our children have fun while learning skills that will help them enjoy a lifetime of hockey and develop into complete individuals. Our reward for taking on this challenge is more children playing and staying in hockey.
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