Registration for 12-week program closes Sept. 17
During the past few weeks, the St. Marys Minor Hockey Association executive has been busy reviewing the OHF Framework recently released as well as other guidelines sent out by HC, OHF, OMHA/OWHA, the Town of St. Marys, and local health officials.
Although the game of hockey will look different this fall, the SMMHA is happy to announce that the association now has a start date of Oct. 1 for the 2020-21 season.
Following the OHF Framework, the SMMHA will first be offering a 12-week program, continuing until the end of December. It will focus specifically on skill development, group training, and eventually 3-on-3 game play for most divisions (only U-9 teams and up). The program will provide two ice times per week for each team in the U-8 to U-18 divisions, and one ice time per week for each team in the U-7 division.
After this period, officials will re-assess the program, what stage(s) they are at, and what other opportunities they can and will be permitted to offer to the players.
Registration closes Sept. 17
Registration–all done online–is now open for this 12-week program and will close on Thursday, Sept. 17. No late registrations will be accepted. This is a new registration and is open to all SMMHA players as well as new players in the area.
There are several forms included in each registration process. Please complete all forms as required. Registration fees, based on age, range from $200 to $350.
All new players require a photocopy of a birth certificate (send as a jpg, jpeg, or pdf), as well as all contact information for the player. All of this information must be sent to the registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org) so a profile can be made before a parent can register their child online.
The cost of registration is based on an increase in ice costs during this time period, and also includes the required insurance fees for each player. Before registering, please review the SMMHA refund policy posted on the association website. Financial assistance is also available for players; contact the registrar for more information.
Health and safety guidelines
During these challenging times, expectations regarding hygiene and physical distancing measures have become extremely important. As everyone looks forward to returning to the PRC, there are a number of guidelines endorsed by HC, OHF, the Town of St. Marys, and the local health authorities which everyone will need to follow to ensure the safety and well being of all players, families, coaches and volunteers.
These health and safety guidelines are all outlined on the SMMHA website.