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HOCKEY CANADA ENDS SEASON
Submitted By Web Admin on Thursday, March 12, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hockey Canada has cancelled all events, effective March 13. This was a unanimous decision by all branches across Canada.

ALLIANCE Hockey and the Ontario Hockey Federation have released statements in support of and confirming the cancellation of all programming.

All games, practices, championships and other events have been CANCELLED.

Information on spring tryouts will be released in the very near future.


Alliance Hockey Membership

The health and safety of our players, team officials, on-ice officials, volunteers, and administrators are always our priority and are at the forefront of all our decision-making.

In consultation with Hockey Canada and the Ontario Hockey Federation, all ALLIANCE Hockey operations will cease as of Friday, March 13, 2020.

Like you, we have so many questions.  As we continue to navigate this unprecedented circumstance, we are approaching the situation with steadfastness to ensure that all facets are reviewed so that we can provide relevant updates as they become available.  We will provide updates and further information as soon as they become available.  Your continued support, patience and understanding is appreciated.  Stay safe and take care of each other.

Please see below the statements from Hockey Canada and the Ontario Hockey Federation.

 

On behalf of the Alliance Hockey Board of Directors

 

 

Tony Martindale Dan Gibbons

Executive Director President

Alliance Hockey Alliance Hockey

 

 

 

March 12, 2020

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

HOCKEY CANADA STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

CALGARY, Alta. – 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.”

 

 

 

 

March 12, 2020

 

OHF STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

We as the Ontario Hockey Federation support the Hockey Canada Statement quoted below.

 

 

“ HOCKEY CANADA STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

CALGARY, Alta. – 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 and Women's Hockey, including the OHF and Regional Championships and subsequent Hockey Canada sanctioned functions (year-end banquet, etc.) are suspended for the remainder of the season.

 

Further information will follow as it becomes available.

 

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