Hockey Canada Statement on Return to Play, News (Midland Minor Hockey Association)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Hockey Canada Statement on Return to Play
Submitted By Executive on Thursday, June 4, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY
HOCKEY CANADA STATEMENT ON RETURN TO HOCKEY IN CANADA

June 4, 2020

CALGARY, Alta. – The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer, on the return-to-hockey process in Canada.



“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.

return-to-hockey-hdr-e.png
This article has been viewed 2522 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 16
    Jun
    Organization
    Hello Everyone!  As stated in our registration information, we will not be providing socks this year.  We have socks for sale on our registration website for you to purchase if your player(s) need new socks for the upcoming season.  I have copied ...
  • 03
    Jun
    Organization
    Please see attached information about Registration!!  Some new information added! 
  • 23
    Mar
    Organization
    Please see attached PDF for information regarding MMHA's Annual General Meeting
  • 26
    Feb
    Organization
    Good Evening MMHA Families,   The Government of Ontario announced this afternoon that Simcoe Muskoka will be entering into Grey (Lock Down) starting Monday.  With this announcement it is with displeasure that we are announcing that Midland Minor ...
  • 17
    Feb
    Organization
    Good Evening MMHA Families. Thank you to all who filled in the survey.  Your executive met last night to discuss many different factors for returning to play.  We will NOT be returning to play in the “Red Zone”.  It is hopeful however, 
  • 10
    Feb
    Organization
    The 2021 Midland Minor Hockey Association Elections will be held Tuesday March 2nd. Time: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Location: Zoom Meeting - Link to attend will be provided day of election.
  • 06
    Jan
    Organization
    Are you interested in volunteering your time to help guide, build and improve hockey operations for the MMHA? Midland Minor Hockey Association is now accepting nominations for most 2021/22 Executive positions. Important dates of the election ...
  • 05
    Jan
    Organization
    Remembering Midland native John Muckler, a former NHL coach and executive who was a part of five Stanley Cup winning teams with the Edmonton Oilers, has died at age 86. The Oilers announced Muckler's passing in a news release Monday night. ...