13 Mar Updates Regarding COVID-19
The remainder of the 19/20 NYHL hockey season is CANCELLED.
Update #2 (March 31, 2020)
The GTHL has posted a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on the GTHL Website. This FAQ document is a good source of information for all NYHL participants and clubs. If you have any questions regarding what you can or cannot do during the Hockey Canada COVID-19 activities suspension, please review the FAQ. If you have any NYHL specific questions not answered in the FAQ document, reach out to your Club Contact who can then contact the NYHL.
Thank you and Stay Safe (NYHL Board of Directors)
FAQ in Response to Cancellation of 2019-20 GTHL Season
The NYHL office will be officially closed as of today , March 17, until further notice.
Regarding spring try-outs per the OHF and Hockey Canada:
The health and safety of all participants in the sport is of the utmost importance to the OHF and its member partners. As such, tryouts for the 2020-21 season will not be conducted this Spring. Instead the OHF will provide guidance on when the introduction of the 2020-21 season will begin, subject to the Hockey Canada Board of Directors’ future decision when to reinstate all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities. Such introduction will take into consideration ice availability, capacity and other logistics involved in organizing hockey programs.
HOCKEY CANADA STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer, on the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Without question, this an unprecedented period of difficulty for the sports world. The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Hockey Canada.
After much consultation with the Hockey Canada membership, our chief medical officer and public health officials, the Hockey Canada Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities, including our national championships, until further notice, effective Friday, March 13, 2020.
We recognize the tremendous effort that has been put forth all year by individuals across the country as they participate in Canada’s game. Although it is difficult to process the hockey season ending abruptly, we feel this is the best course of action in order to do our part in keeping our country safe.
As such, all Minor Hockey, Junior Hockey, Senior Hockey and Women’s Hockey, including the OHF and Regional Championships and subsequent Hockey Canada sanctioned functions (year-end banquets, etc.) are suspended for the remainder of the season.
Further information will follow as it becomes available.
Please continue to take all necessary precautions and follow updates via our social media or website.