COVID-19 Update, News (Innisfil Minor Hockey)

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COVID-19 Update
Submitted By Innisfil Minor Hockey on Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Hello IMHA Families

The following notice applies to the Innisfil Representative Hockey teams only. At this time we have no changes for Innisfil Local League or Select.

The YSMHL executive have voted and the following precautions will take effect immediately:

In response to the growing number of teams in isolation, and the spread of the new variant across all age ranges, YSMHL is suspending all league play from end-of-day December 14thuntil December 23rd(at which point our regular season break is in effect).   This applies to all MD, AE, A, and AA games.   

Timing is critical, hence our decision to pause programming now.   

By taking this pause now:

  • all players (and their families) on isolation will be done isolation  by Christmas
  • all teams on isolation will be done isolation and be able to participate in tournaments between Christmas and New Years.
  • will be able to restart the season in January in much better shape (all teams in isolation will be done)
  • no further teams will be at risk of being put on isolation through hockey

YMSHL has limited scope-of-control, being only able to speak to MD/AE/A/AA games.   YSMHL does not govern Tournaments, House league, Local League, Select, Clinics, or practices.  Each association should carefully consider these areas themselves and determine what programming it wants to continue / pause.   Several other centres across Ontario have already shut down, or enacted restrictions already due to safety concerns.

This has been a very difficult decision which we recognize takes away one of the very few activities our players have that seem normal.   It is our belief that this 10 day pause will affect “a reset” effectively allowing hockey to resume with the maximum number of players and teams in the new year.


What this means for you and your teams:

  • Any games you have scheduled for today December 14th 2021 will go ahead as planned
  • Any regular season games scheduled to occur from tomorrow December 15th 2021 till the end of this year will need to be rescheduled in the New Year.
  • At this time all practices are permitted to continue
  • Any home game ice you had will now be practice ice.
  • At this time you may participate in any tournaments you have booked, the pause in play only impacts regular season YSMHL games for the remainder of the season (starting tomorrow December 15th 2021)
  • This does not affect LL or select. At this time LL and select will continue play. This may change if an OMHA mandate is initiated but at this time it is YSMHL only.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to e-mail them to Tom Brennan 

Please be aware that this is a constantly changing situation and the IMHA will do its best to ensure that we keep you appraised of all changes in a timely matter. 

Please have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Go Hawks

IMHA Board

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