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OHF and Member Partner Statement on Spring Tryouts in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 16, 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 ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Without question, this is an unprecedented period of difficulty for the sports world. The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Hockey Canada.

After much consultation with the Hockey Canada membership, our chief medical officer and public health officials, the Hockey Canada Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities, including our national championships, until further notice, effective Friday, March 13, 2020.

We recognize the tremendous effort that has been put forth all year by individuals across the country as they participate in Canada's game. Although it is difficult to process the hockey season ending abruptly, we feel this is the best course of action in order to do our part in keeping our country safe.

The health and safety of all participants in the sport is of the utmost importance to the OHF and its member partners. As such, tryouts for the 2020-21 season will not be conducted this Spring. Instead the OHF will provide guidance on when the introduction of the 2020-21 season will begin, subject to the Hockey Canada Board of Directors future decision when to reinstate all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities. Such introduction will take into consideration ice availability, capacity and other logistics involved in organizing hockey programs.

ONTARIO HOCKEY FEDERATION

400 Sheldon Drive, Unit 9 Cambridge, Ontario N1T 2H9

T: 226 533.9070 F: 519 620.7476

www.ohf.on.ca

The OHF and its member partners will be in direct contact with all members to establish when sanctioned activities can resume.

Further information will follow as it becomes available.


Hockey Canada Statement in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 13, 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 ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Without question, this an unprecedented period of difficulty for the sports world. The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Hockey Canada.

After much consultation with the Hockey Canada membership, our chief medical officer and public health officials, the Hockey Canada Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities, including our national championships, until further notice, effective Friday, March 13, 2020.

We recognize the tremendous effort that has been put forth all year by individuals across the country as they participate in Canada's game. Although it is difficult to process the hockey season ending abruptly, we feel this is the best course of action in order to do our part in keeping our country safe.

As such, all Minor Hockey, Junior Hockey and Women's Hockey, including the OHF and Regional Championships and subsequent Hockey Canada sanctioned functions (year-end banquet, etc.) are suspended for the remainder of the season.

Further information will follow as it becomes available



Equipment and Clothing

Hockey Equipment List for new Players

  • Hockey Skates

  • CSA Approved Hockey Helmet with full Face Mask/Cage - must have sticker with current expiry date. No bicycle helmets permitted.

  • Neck Guard

  • Shoulder Pads

  • Elbow Pads

  • Hockey Gloves

  • Jock or Jill

  • Hockey Pants

  • Shin Pads

  • Hockey Socks (Practice)

  • Jersey (Practice)

  • Hockey Stick

  • Mouth Guard (The use of mouth guards is optional at the IP Level)

Players will need to provide their own Jersey and hockey socks for the on ice evaluation sessions in early September which precede the regular season. Erindale would like players to wear red pants, red helmets and predominantly red and white gloves. This is mandatory for all Spitfire A players. However, for house league, there is no such requirement.

Goalie Equipment Loaning

Winter Season : 2015-2016

 

The Erindale Hockey Association has goalie equipment can be loaned to eligible players/teams for the entire hockey season.  This is offered at no cost to the player or team.  

If you have any questions about Erindale's goalie equipment or to make arrangements to borrow equipment please contact:

John Farace
equipment@erindalehockey.com