Thursday 8 October 2020

Saskatchewan Hockey Association's Return to Hockey Guidelines receive Ministry of Health's Approval

The Saskatchewan Hockey Association announced on Thursday that their Return to Hockey Safety Guidelines has received provincial approval.

The comprehensive plan which is 63 pages long is split about into three phases.

Phase 1 is Evaluation and Training which is what Sask Hockey is at right now, while Phase 2 allows teams starting Oct. 17th to get together with another team for mini league for exhibition games.

Meanwhile while phase 3 allows for mini regular season games with up to 6 teams which will begin tentatively at the start of November and phase 4 allows for even more expanded leagues of up to 8 teams which would start in the middle of January.

Phases two and three will only apply for under 13 age groups and higher.
The final phase, the 5th doesn't have a start date yet and comprises of playoffs and provincials.

A maximum of 150 spectators will be allowed for minor hockey games as long as there is enough space for two-metre physical distancing to take place.

Junior, senior and U18 AAA hockey must have assigned seating available. If assigned seating is unavailable, a maximum of 150 spectators is permitted.

For more information on protocols, face covering guidelines, seating capacity info and much more about the Saskatchewan Hockey Return to Hockey Guidelines CLICK HERE

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