The province has decided not to exit the final stage of its reopening plan and will stay in Step 3 until further notice. That means there will be a few rules from last year that will apply to this year.
Tryouts will begin the week of September 24th. Hockey will be 5 on 5 against other centres, There will be body contact in Rep hockey, U15 and above, but there will not be 50 player cohorts.
The following information applies to Selwyn Township. Other areas will have similar rules and we will share that information with you when it's available.
These rules remain in place until the province moves out of Step 3 to the Exit Step. There is currently no planned end date for Step 3.
Rules In Ennismore and Lakefield
Expect Covid screening and similar entry/exit rules as last year. Currently in Lakefield, there are 9 players allowed in the dressing room at a time. Showers will not be available and we encourage players to come to the arena in their equipment, when possible.
No outside food or drinks allowed. Reusable drink containers (ie Travel mugs and water bottles) may be used by participants and spectators.
Maximum 30 Participants allowed on the ice at a time, including coaches. This number will have minimal effect on programming for tryouts and/or practices. Games will have a maximum of 13 skaters per team (until the Exit Step only). If there are more than 13 skaters per team, then a rotation of players will need to be arranged.
Maximum 60 spectators (two per participant)
All spectators must wear a mask. Players must wear a mask unless they are actively engaged in hockey. Wearing a helmet before you go out on the ice does not exempt you from the mask rule.
The doors to the arena will open 15 minutes prior to your scheduled ice time and will lock when your rental time begins. You will have 15 mintues to exit the arena after your game/practice.
In other arenas within Peterborough County the on ice numbers remain the same (30 participants). Spectator numbers will vary depending on which arena we are playing at.
When traveling to play against another team from another Public Health Unit our teams must abide by the Public Health Unit restrictions for that region. Teams travelling to our centers will be required to abide by our Public Health Unit restrictions.
We are allowed to travel to other Centres/Health Unit areas and we will be playing other teams in the League of Eastern Ontario (LL) and the Eastern Ontario Minor Hockey League (REP).
If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Taylor, President or Tanya Dunford, OMHA/LEO Contact.
The following message is being passed on to our Association at the request of Peterborough Public Health:
“We would be remiss too, if we didn’t take this opportunity to encourage you to support your staff, volunteers, parents and athletes (where eligible) to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Case counts for COVID-19 continue to rise at an alarming rate, with provincial daily cases topping 630 on August 22. In a report published by Public Health Ontario, the rate of COVID-19 cases in unvaccinated individuals is consistently higher from December 20, 2020 to August 7, 2021, compared to fully vaccinated individuals. Plainly, this has become a pandemic of the unvaccinated. We would encourage you to share this ‘walk in calendar’ with your clubs and teams as vaccinations are the main tool we have right now that will ensure we can return to the people and places we love.”