2021 Season Update

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As many of you already know, our 2020 season was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. By now the league should have been accepting registration for the 2021 season beginning in early April however at this time we have decided to make the following changes as we wait to hear from both provincial and municipal governments.

With current vaccinations ongoing we hope to hear promising news in the months ahead. If our region comes out from lockout mode by early March we have come up with the following itinerary:

March 19 – (2020 Members) Registration opens up for refunded 2020 members at a $60 discount

March 29 (Referral Program) - Any new referrals to our program from refunded 2020 members will be entitled to a $10 incentive per new player once our season begins (maximum 6 referrals – total $60)

April 9 – (Wide Open) – The league will begin to advertise on Social Media, Local Newspapers, and Schools allowing all others to register.

We plan to begin our season on the week of May 16 and end by July 9.

Depending on what level of caution we are in we do plan for the children to come back and play the game as it is intended to play with only the following modifications.

  • Teams will not switch nets
  • 2-minute penalties will automatically become penalty shots
  • Teams will not shake hands
  • Teams would have a maximum of 10 runners and a goalie
  • Games will be reduced from 32 minutes to 28 minutes per game
  • Teams will only play once per week

We would like to see entire families come out to watch the children play however we have a few scenarios in play depending what level of caution we are in.

Our scenarios would be as follows from worst to best

Scenario 1:

  • Each team would have 2 coaches, 1 COVID co-ordinator and 1 Videographer
  • The COVID co-ordinator will screen all players before entry to the arena
  • The Videographer will stream games online (Facebook, Twitch etc.)

Scenario 2:

  • Each team would have 2 coaches and 2 COVID co-ordinators
  • COVID co-ordinator 1 will screen all players before entry to the arena
  • COVID co-ordinator 2 will screen one parent from each family before entry to the arena

Scenario 3:

  • Each team would have 3 coaches and 2 COVID co-ordinators
  • COVID co-ordinator 1 will screen all players before entry to the arena
  • COVID co-ordinator 2 will screen a max of two parents from each family before entry to the arena

With games being played in the warmer months we won’t be using any of the assigned changing rooms therefore all players should be dressed and ready to play before entry to the building.

For the time being we remain patient and hope to have more news in the weeks ahead.

Stay safe and we hope to see everyone back in the months ahead.

Last modified onSunday, 10 January 2021 09:57
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