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Agreed- it was the refs with masks. But I am sure they will figure things out.
Glass bubbles will probably be allowed as "masks" and quick(er) whistles on scrums should satisfy that requirement too.
God forbid people actually take good news well.
The guidelines are impractical starting with face coverage at all times and only 25 on the ice and benches into. The joke is on hockey people, i.e., if you can follow these guidelines - play will be allowed. It doesn't matter who pitched it, it is idiotic to think anyone can play ice hockey under these guidelines.
Oh well then Fakers minions of investigators will have to be out on the prowl checking which ones are too thin and which ones are not.. you joker. Games on ********
There’s no ice in Cromwell ..... moron
Bubbles no bueno. defeats the purpose of having a mask. it is the anti-mask, doesn't cover mouth, you bunch of nitwits
mask means mask, what's not to understand? si hablo ingles?
You mean "War at the Well"? Yeah the "Well" part is Cromwell. Though all the games my son played were in Northford. Not sure why that matters though.
August 11, 2020
TO: All Associations
It has been brought to the Board’s attention by the East Section, from MULTIPLE SOURCES, that a number of East Section players have recently tested positive for COVID-19; that some are sicker than others, with some players very sick; and in some cases have passed the virus on to family members and/or friends.
The players who tested positive participated in non-sanctioned tournaments held in New Hampshire (Exeter) and in Connecticut (Champions of Cromwell). Players (and some coaches) who participated in these tournaments may now have contracted COVID unknowingly, and could also be passing the virus along to other players in their home rinks and to family members and friends.
The other Sections may have similar examples of noncompliance. NYSAHA and its Section Presidents have stated in numerous emails and notices posted to the NYSAHA website, that hockey is indefinitely suspended from ALL ON-ICE, OFF-ICE and administrative activities in order to help prevent the spread of COVID. A player who participates in a non-sanctioned tournament or other non-sanctioned activities does not mean that player (or coach) is immune from COVID. Participating in out-of-state tournaments, with players from other States, is not a very smart decision; violates the safety precautions put in place by NYSAHA and the Sections; and violates the New York Governor’s Executive Orders with regards to high risk sports such as ice hockey. The safety and wellbeing of all of our players is our utmost priority and should continue to be so.
The NYSAHA Board has been working with New York Government agencies and officials to get hockey safely started throughout the State, since under USA Hockey we are ONE DISTRICT. Reckless decisions that are now leading to positive tests amongst our players will only hurt our attempts to get our sport reopened by the State Government. These reckless actions resulting in sick players and others will not help our cause at all
NYSAHA and its Section Presidents remind everyone that those coaches who normally work for your Association, but who have decided to take matters into their own hands, are potentially bringing the virus back to our rinks and possibly infecting other players who have kept themselves safe and are abiding by the Governor’s Executive Orders and the safety restrictions of NYSAHA. Playing games, scrimmages, and participating in league activities and tournaments are not permissible at this time. Associations must understand that actions that directly tie their organization to participation in non-sanctioned events risk discipline down the road.
We all need to be smart here, and we need to contain COVID so we can restart ice hockey and keep our players healthy and safe. Overzealous coaches and parents can set us back and cause more restrictions being placed on our sport.
Yours in Hockey
Board of Directors
New York State Amateur Hockey Association, Inc.
NOW DO AS YOUR MASTERS DEMAND OR YOU WILL PAY PEASANT
If that NYSAHA announcement was five days ago, no way we get the updated guidelines today.
Expect a very quick trigger and an eventual rollback.
None of the idiots who wrote this document played or coached youth sports.
Supposedly some specific Hockey Guidance is coming from the state. Mass hockey plans to do a webinar/press release next Monday outlining what it will take to be able to pull off games. Sounds like it is a go, but the restrictions the state will have in place will be seen as over the top by most and people are already questioning if kids will be able to pull it off. Stock up on masks Mom....... ---Mass Hockey Insiderrrrrrrrrr