Return to Hockey Framework

As we enter phase 2 of reopening in Ontario and as the summer season begins, a big question we all have is “What about hockey?”

The Ontario Hockey Federation, the provincial hockey branch to which the NYHL falls under, has provided it’s own Return to Hockey framework that outlines the steps and procedures necessary in order to return hockey to Ontario.

The framework’s goal is to return to five on five hockey when it is determined by health authorities that it is safe to do so. Thus, there are no concrete dates provided for each transitioning phase. We are currently situated in Phase 2 – Stage 1. Due to the unpredictability of the virus, it is possible to step back a phase or stage if COVID cases worsen.

Please take the time to read over the document as it is this most up to date framework we will be following in order to bring hockey back to you! Thank you for your patience in this difficult time. Stay safe!

You can visit the GTHL’s FAQs for further clarification.