Message From AMHA Executive regarding Hockey Canada's end of season announcement

Posted by Aldergrove Minor Hockey on Mar 12 2020 at 11:39PM PDT in 2019-20

March 12, 2020

To: Aldergrove Minor Hockey Membership
From: Ben White

Subject: Remainder of Season

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 immediately.

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.”

This means that our season is effectively over as we were scheduled to wrap up on Saturday March 14, 2020. All games and or practices that have been scheduled are cancelled effective immediately. We recognize the impact this will have on our families and players, and we thank our entire AMHA community for their patience and understanding on this matter.

Ben White
Aldergrove Minor Hockey

The document AMHA_COVID-19.docx was attached to this post.