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2020/21 Season Update Last updated: October 06 2020 18:16:06

  What we are doing at Applewood Hockey as a result of the postponement of activities by the GTHL

The Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) announced on October 3rd that all sanctioned activities within its jurisdiction (which includes the Mississauga Hockey League and its 6 Area Association partners) are postponed until at least January 1, 2021 pending further advice from health authorities.
The decision comes as a result of a rapid rise in the infection rate in the Greater Toronto Area and in consultation with health authorities.

Sanctioned activities include all on-ice and off-ice activities for all levels of minor hockey, including house league and competitive hockey in Markham, Mississauga, Toronto and Vaughan.

There are no easy answers during a pandemic” said GTHL President Don West. “GTHL organizational volunteers and staff have been working hard at creating the safest possible environment but given the current situation, it is time for us to pause for the safety of the players and their families”.

REFUNDS
Applewood Hockey will be refunding those members who have paid registration fees over the next week or two.  Full refunds will be made. We would like you to consider, if you can, leaving your registration fee with us.  We pay a significant fee for credit card transactions, and doubling up on the registration plus a refund transaction, will impact our operating costs this season.  If you are able to leave your registration with us until we know what will happen in the January, please contact Registrar, Wendy Webster, at applewoodregistration@hotmail.com by Friday, October 9, 2020 to confirm that you do not require a refund at this time.

All registered participants will remain registered and we will update you as soon as we are allowed to move ahead with our hockey programming.

RELEASES
Your child will not require a release, unless you are moving to another sanctioned hockey program.  Sanctioned programs are those that are run in accordance with Hockey Canada/OHF approval, and thus carry Hockey Canada insurance.  

Unsanctioned hockey programs are run by private rinks/businesses (such as Canlan) and are not covered under Hockey Canada insurance.  We would advise you to carefully consider any hockey program you are looking at, to ensure that you are comfortable with the insurance coverage offered and the safety protocols being followed during this pandemic. Note, private training with a certified instructor is allowed.

In addition, you as a parent have the opportunity to look at renting private ice times, or perhaps may be contacted by a coach to participate in on ice training or some type of game league.


PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ANY ON ICE PARTICIPATION IN SUCH ACTIVITIES DOES NOT FALL UNDER THE TITLE OF SANCTIONED ACTIVIITIES, IS NOT AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH APPLEWOOD HOCKEY, THE MISSISSAUGA HOCKEY LEAGUE AND THE GREATER TORONTO HOCKEY LEAGUE AND DOES NOT CARRY HOCKEY CANADA INSURANCE.  


AS OF TODAY, The OHF Policy dictates that participation in an unsanctioned league after September 30 makes that participant ineligible to participate in sanctioned activities for the balance of the season. We will update our membership if this date is changed.

We very much hope to see you and your children at a rink in the New Year. Applewood is putting together some virtual and remote activities so you can show us how you are keeping your hockey skills sharp until we can be back on the ice together.  We all miss our Coyotes community, and will strive to keep our players, parents, coaches and other volunteers informed and engaged until hockey returns.

October 6th, 2020

The Board Of Directors
Applewood Hockey Association

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