RED Zone Announcement to NMHA members, News, A Representative (Newmarket Minor Hockey)

Attention: You are viewing a category outside of the current season. Click here to view categories in the current season.
PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Organization - RED Zone Announcement to NMHA members
Submitted By Kaneesha Gunanathan on Sunday, November 15, 2020
Membership,
As you are all aware, our ever-changing situation continues to evolve with the most recent announcement from the Province of Ontario, placing York Region into the CONTROL Zone (RED).


The Executive of the NMHA has met with each provincial announcement and taken all information into account. This has been necessary for us to make informed decisions on the best course of action moving forward for our Association. These factors have included:

 

1. Ice that is available along with the cost,

2. Membership opinions and their concerns at both Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels,

3. Provincial/Regional/Municipal Health Guidelines that must be strictly followed,

4. Hockey Canada/OHF/OMHA Guidelines that must be followed,

5. Perhaps most importantly, the Association's financial stability....both in the short-term and long-term.

 

There will never be a perfect answer that satisfies the entire membership. However, we can tell you that we have debated long and hard with many varying opinions on all potential options moving forward. All the while doing our best take into account the responsible interests of all our members.

 

Ultimately, the potential financial implications, along with ensuring that as many of our members as possible can remain on the ice, means that we will continue with the current team programming moving forward, but only with one 50 minute ice slot each week.

 

What does this mean for the NMHA moving forward?

 

  • Teams and coaching staff will remain the same as originally rostered (as this past week was & start of the season)
  • No spectators are currently allowed into the facilities, we are at a hard cap of 10 participants within the ice facility which includes a mandatory coach and trainer.
  • All teams will be on the ice for a ‘training’ session only once per week,
  • Teams with more than eight players will be required to sit-out players on a rotating basis (including goalies)
  • There will be NO games or scrimmages permitted at all during this stage. Only training or practices as per the definition by our Public Health Unit.
  • These changes will be effective Monday, November 16th @ 12:01 a.m.
  • This plan allows us the most flexibility moving forward with any other adjustments, while protecting the financial implications of not needing to add more ice costs. With a very good chance we will be running a deficit this year, adding the expense of additional ice costs is not an option at this time.
  • One parent of ages groups at U11 and below will still be permitted to enter the facility with their child to tie skates (no parent permitted for U11 and above combined age groups/divisions). Then, must exit the arena until the ice session is over. (*we are trying to clarify this with the Town and our local Health Unit - will update if and when we can)

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these times. We are committed to providing ice time for all our players in a safe and fun environment, regardless of how long this lasts.

 

~ NMHA Executive


This article has been viewed 4218 times.
View AllOur Sponsors
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Follow Newmarket Minor Hockey on Twitter
- and -
Visit Newmarket Minor Hockey on Facebook
- and -
Follow Newmarket Minor Hockey on Instagram
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 28
    Oct
    Organization
    Congratulations to all of our Newmarket Redmen coaches, trainers, managers, volunteers, families and most importantly, players, on bringing the Newmarket-Aurora Home & Home Series trophy back to its rightful place! After a full weekend of ...
  • 18
    Mar
    Organization
    2017-2018 Rep Coaches: The NMHA would like to express their sincere thanks to the volunteer time provided by this year’s Coach Selection Committee Members.  With 29 Coaching positions to fill, they invested countless hours combing through ...
  • 19
    Feb
    Organization
    To all NMHA teams, Rep & House League Win amazing prizes for Selling Tickets! Coaches/Managers have been sent instructions on how to get the initial release of raffle tickets.  Talk to your coach or contact [email protected] to find ...
  • 30
    Oct
    Organization
    The York Simcoe Express Hockey Association is pleased to open up the submission process for the Novice and Major Midget Head Coaches position for the upcoming 2017/2018 hockey season.   All submissions this year will be made by following the link ...
  • 08
    Feb
    Organization
    Attention Newmarket Redmen Rep and House League players:   Post a picture of your Playoff Hockey Haircut using Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and you will be entered into our “NMHA Crazy Hair” contest to win a pair of Summer Skates. 
  • 13
    Jul
    Organization
    Please follow the attached links for upcoming Tournaments for the 2015/16 Season!
  • 29
    Apr
    Organization
    Parents, please see this important announcement regarding Respect in Sport education that will be required for registration in the NMHA for next season: Respect In Sports
  • 02
    Apr
    Organization
    There have been several questions/concerns raised as to why Coaches haven’t been named for the Novice division and Tyke MD teams. Interviews have taken place for candidates for these teams however the Association is trying a different approach for ...
Printed from nmha.ca on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 4:28 PM