Durham in Red - What it means for hockey in Newcastle, News (Newcastle Village Minor Hockey Association)

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Durham in Red - What it means for hockey in Newcastle
Submitted By Amanda Bongard on Saturday, November 21, 2020
Hey Stars - 

Your executive is working hard to ensure Newcastle hockey programming continues. 

Our goal is to keep the kids on the ice while keeping safety a top priority.  This will mean some changes to align with the Red requirements. 

Here are the highlights of the changes effective Mon Nov. 23rd:


  • maximum 10 persons can be on the ice during any ice time, including coaches
  • the trainer will need to remain behind glass
  • 1 parent/guardian per kid allowed in the arena. Coaches and trainers DO count as the parent/guardian for the player, therefore if the parent/guardian is the coach - an additional parent can not enter the arena.
  • skills and drills only, no games or scrimmaging
  • benches and penalty boxes will not be in use 
  • strict physical distancing requirements are to be followed 
Ice time:

  • one team at a time on the ice
  • every team will have 1 hour per week for skills and drills for remainder of the year
  • schedule is in the midst of being recreated, changes will be reflected on the website by Monday
  • due to the on ice restrictions there will be accommodations put in place for teams with a roster of 10 players. You will be contacted by your team's coach/manager regarding the impact/plan for your team. 
 
Going Forward: 

Currently the plan for the second half of the season (January forward) is dependent on Public Health status, and we are starting to discuss potential options. 

Once we get more clarity, we will provide more information. 
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