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    2020-2021 SEASON UPDATE:

    August 3,, 2020

    Warrior Family,

    • Chiller work has been started.  Though no completion date has yet to be given to us, we’re still optimistic of getting back on the ice for the season start.   Other updates at  Cleland such as repainting the ice rink floor & replacing kick board, setting up a true snack bar, and updating some of the changing rooms are being done in parallel.  
    • The effects of COVID-19 continue to have an effect on preparation & schedule for all event.  
      • Player evaluations will take place on August 8th and 15th at the Greensboro Ice House for all Squirt and Peewee players interested in the travel teams.  
      • Registration for the house team programs will begin August 16th for the 10U Recreational and 12U Recreational teams.  
        • If you have registered for the evaluation dates, you will be receiving an email and invoice shortly.  
      • The Carolinas Hockey League (CHL), who provides the framework and regulations for youth hockey leagues in the Carolinas and Virginia, in an effort to provide some consistency across all the participating teams and rinks, has posted their initial COVID-19 Protocols for this season (see below).

    Sincerely,

    Your CFYHA Staff

    CHL Protocols for Covid - 19

    CHL Protocols for Covid - 19

    The Covid-19 pandemic has already had a significant impact on the upcoming youth hockey season, and will continue to do so throughout the fall. There are uncertainties at every turn related to tryouts, rink openings, start dates and cancellations among other issues. The Carolinas Hockey League recognizes the complexity of the issues. We realize that individual states, cities, and rinks may have more or less restrictive rules. These protocols do not supersede those regulations, but will serve to provide some consistency across all affiliates in an effort to fairly manage problems that may arise.

    I. Start of season - consider starting later and condensing schedule (fewer in season exhibitions to open more weekends). Pros - extend season start to a time where we hopefully have a better handle on the pandemic. Cons - a cancellation in a condensed time frame means more games cancelled.

    II. League schedule: Proposals:
    Increase number of league games - decrease exposures to different teams Minimize/eliminate crossover games in multi-division leagues.

    III. Game schedule format

    eliminate round robins to decrease number of teams in rink.

    IV. Game attendance

    No fans in stands.

    V. Locker rooms - essential personnel only. If players need assistance with dressing, should be done at home or in more open areas such as lobby.

    VI. Reporting of Covid positives in a team - Affected team to immediately notify Commissioner for that division, scheduled opponents, and any teams played in previous 14 days.

    VII. Game cancellations due to Covid - follow inclement weather policy. Reschedule if possible, if not possible games are recorded as a tie.

    IX: Ice time expense for cancellations due to Covid - propose using inclement weather fund for partial reimbursement. Understand that a large number of cancellations will exceed capacity of fund. Applications for reimbursement submitted at conclusion of season. A committee will review applications and distribute funds fairly.

    X. Season ending tournaments - do we have them, do we change format, do we postpone to later in season, etc?

    Cape Fear Youth Hockey

    Cape Fear Youth Hockey Association

    Our mission is to grow a youth hockey program that offers different levels of competition.  Enrollment is open to all children (military and non-military).  We strive to provide a curriculum that improves hockey skills for all levels, playing in a safe, fun and competitive environment. Above all, our goal is to foster life time skills such as discipline, teamwork, and good sportsmanship in all of the children within our association.  We are a USA Hockey sanctioned program; we abide by the rules and guidelines of USA HockeyCarolina Amateur Hockey Association, and Carolinas Hockey League.

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