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COVID 19 and Return to Hockey Information Page

This page is intended to provide information over and above the regular website content as it pertains to COVID 19 protocols and our return to hockey operations.  HHMH is committed to the safety of all its members and all the volunteers are working hard to work with the Province, Municipality and Facilities for a safe and fun return to hockey.

Useful links

The links below will help in understanding all the information that is out there.  Our approach to return must include, and not limited to the guidelines and restrictions provided in the links/information below.

 

Hockey Canada and OHF General Information

OMHA Links

 

Town of Halton Hills, Province of Ontario, and Facilities Protocols


Halton Hills Minor 2020/2021 Return to Hockey Plan 

On behalf of the Return to Hockey Committee and Executive, we would like to thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times.  HHMH has been working closely with the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), the OMHA and the Town of Halton Hills to work with the provincial guidelines on a safe return to hockey, keeping the safety of all involved our top priority.

We are asking that each family returning to hockey read carefully through the below outline of Returning to Halton Hills Minor Hockey information and all attachments that are included on the sign up for HHMH Stage 1 - group development. (Sign up link is at the end of this page)

**Please understand that rules and protocols are being updated frequently and are subject to change based on COVID -19 trends and the Province of Ontario regulations.

 

Registration Guidelines as per OHF (more information in the OHF Return to Hockey link)

· NRP players who played for HHMH in the 2019-2020 season can choose to register with HHMH or return to their home centre

· AAA players who played in the 2019-2020 season for an AAA centre can remain with that centre or return to their home centre.  NOTE: In order to return to HHMH under these circumstances, you must register with HHMH for the 2020-2021 Season.

· There are no tryouts until further notice.

· If you are new to hockey or have currently moved to HHMH (living in the boundaries) and wish to play hockey this season, you may register.
Please note: Under the current OHF/OMHA rules any players who were registered with Acton Minor Hockey in the 2019-2020 season are not eligible to register with HHMH this season.

 

What to expect this season and key dates

· Stage 1 - September 21st – group development starts with HHMH

o   Open to U8 to U18

Hockey Canada Registration required

HHMH Program sign up required. (open Thursday August 20, 2020)

· Stage 2 – U8 to U18

o   October 17th to December 20th

o   4 on 4 Hockey begins, open to U8 to U21 (U18 and U21 may mix)

There will be a Rep division and House league division.

- Hockey Canada sign up required.

HHMH Program sign up will be required. (to be announced)

· Stage 2 – Initiation Program (U7, U6, U5)

o   October 17 to End of Season

More information to come

Hockey Canada sign up required.

- HHMH Program sign up required.

 

· Stage 3 – TBD

 

 

Safety Protocols and Rules

If a player or coach is unwell, they must stay home/isolated and NOT attend the program.  If a player shows signs of illness during the program, they will be sent off the ice and will be sent home.

Due to the Province of Ontario restrictions, each arena has a maximum occupancy limit of 50 permitted into the facility.  This includes players, coaches, executive, parents, officials and town staff.  One parent/guardian per player can enter the facility at this time.  No siblings or additional family are allowed to be in the facility. No exceptions.

All participants will use the entrance that corresponds to the building area their program is scheduled. (I.e. if the program is on Saputo, players must use the west Saputo entrance)

All entrance doors will be locked until it is the scheduled group’s time to get ready. (15 minutes prior to rental)

Everyone entering the facility will line up outside the entrance doors keeping the 6 feet/2 metre social distance.  The facility will have signage and markings.

When the town unlocks the door, player and their one parent/guardian will be welcomed in one at a time.

Everyone is asked to follow the directions and signage in the facility.

Everyone entering the arena will be required to complete an online Health Check screening in order to be allowed to enter any of the Town of Halton Hills facilities -this includes all players, parents, volunteers, executive, coaches and officials.  The OHF requires all minor hockey associations (MHA) to complete player attendance and health screening as well – therefore there may be a two-step process upon arrival to the arena.  We will have instructions prior to the September 21st start date. 

As per the Town of Halton Hills, everyone entering the arena will be required to wear a face mask covering both nose and mouth - this includes all players, parents, volunteers, executive, coaches and officials.

Everyone entering the building will be asked to use hand sanitizer.

All players are to arrive to the arena dressed in full equipment minus skates.  Expectations for goalies may be different due to the logistics/size of the equipment.  We will update this page when more information/guidance is received by the facilities.

10 players/people are permitted in a dressing room at a time.  Water in dressing rooms will be shut off as there are no showers allowed. The town Ambassador will assign each player a number when they arrive. Numbers will be placed on benches in the change room and each player is to sit at their assigned number. 

Please note - Younger teams with players who require their skates tied will need to count each parent as one person in the dressing room.  Once player’s skates are tied, the player and parent are to move out to the designated hall area to allow the next player and parent to enter the change room. Please follow the above 10 person protocol at all times.

Players, coaches and instructors are to keep their masks on while in change room until they are ready to put their helmets on.  Once helmets are on, players are then able to put their masks in a clear zip lock bag and place them in their hockey bags. *each player is to bring their own zip lock bag for hygiene purposes.  Coaches and Trainers that are on the bench are always to keep their mask on.

When players have their skates on, they will be directed to the rink area.  All parents are to be in the labelled viewing area.

All players, coaches and Instructors are required to bring their own water bottle.  Water bottles MUST be labeled to ensure no sharing. 

 
NO spitting is allowed on bench or ice surface.  Anyone found doing so, will be immediately asked to leave the arena.

Once the scheduled ice time is over, players and coaches will have 15mins to exit the building.

Once the players and coaches have left the building, the town facility staff will clean/sanitize the bench areas and all major touch points between groups.

Lobby washrooms are open to spectators (2 max at a time or as posted)

 

Closure of Programs/Items/Equipment until further notice

  • Showers will remain closed and off limits
  • Water fountains will remain closed and off limits
  • No Figure skating pick-up ice
  • No pick up shinny
  • No parent & tot programs
  • No skate or helmet rentals
  • No discount ice
  • No off ice warm-ups within the building
  • Rink dividers are off limits and not to be used.
  • Skate harness is off limits and not to be used.
  • Only nets placed on ice by Town staff to be used.
  • Concessions will remain closed.
  • All vending machines will be closed and roped off.

 

Cleaning Protocols  

  • Town staff will maintain cleaning and sanitization in all high use areas (washrooms, lobbies, entrances, benches, change rooms).
  • Start times between rentals will be staggered so that a thorough cleaning of player benches and benches/change rooms where players get ready can be completed.
  • All lobby tables and chairs will be put into storage to reduce touch points.
  • Town staff will have PPE so don’t be alarmed if you see some staff wearing face masks, gloves, protective gowns, etc.
  • The town has installed acrylic security screens at various staff locations for staff safety as well as your own safety. 

"Outlaw Leagues"

From Hockey Canada:

Any individual who participates (knowingly or otherwise) in “outlaw” programs  after September 30  of the season in question (“the Cut-Off Date”) will lose all membership privileges with Hockey Canada for the remainder of that season, and may only reapply for membership with Hockey Canada after the end of that season.  


LINKS:

Flow Chart for Understanding Return to Hockey

Sign up for Stage 1 - Player Development (now full, click for details)

Registration Process for 2020-21 Season

Due to Rowan's Law and for effective communication with HHMH members, we are implementing a multi-step process for registration.

1.  All Parent/Guardians on behalf of the players:
A. Click the link below to fill out Step 1 Form.
B. Sign off on code of conduct (must be clicked as acknowledged)
C. Sign off on Rowan's Law completion (must be clicked as acknowledged)
D. Clicking submit on the form will take you to HCR registration page for Step 2.

2. Registration with Hockey Canada:
A. Remember all players must register before they can step on the ice for HHMH.  This registration does NOT automatically sign you up for individual programs above.
B. Remember to sign up for each program above.  You should receive email communications regarding the signups etc if the email you gave in Step 1 above is valid.

NOTE:  For registration, we are not accepting payment for hockey programs at this time.  Payment for individual programs will be done on a "as we go" basis.  Again, provided you have a valid email for sign up you will receive communication(s) for this.

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Forgot your Hockey Canada password?

Unfortunately, we do not have access to your passwords or can reset it for Hockey Canada.  In order to recover/reset our password you can:

1. Go to the Hockey Canada page via the blue button above (REGISTER NOW).
2. Fill in the email address you used for signing in.
3. Click the "Forgot your password?" link.

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