The “STORM” Port Credit Hockey
Port Credit Hockey Association Players, Parents, Coaches and Volunteers;
On behalf of the Port Credit Hockey Association, a note of welcome and good tidings. We hope that the ongoing pandemic has not had too much of an adverse effect on your families and that you are all safe and in continued good health. Also, a quick note of thanks to all the health care, front-line and essential workers out there – thank you for your service and heroic efforts.
As the City of Mississauga has made the move into Stage 3 of the Ontario Framework to reopen and preparations are under way to get our kids back to school, discussions are quickly turning to questions around the restart of hockey. As you all know, the Mississauga Hockey League, and its six member associations, are governed by and take direction from the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL). At this time, we are waiting for a finalised plan for the return to hockey. At the bottom of this email, you will find the latest communication from the GTHL, published August 15/2020, advising of an August 31st distribution of said plan.
In the meantime, here are some updates from the PCHA on things we know for certain, and where we stand as far as preparations for the coming season are concerned:
- Registration for House League Hockey began in April and remains open and available. Details and registration links are on the PCHA website http://portcredithockey.com/
- For those of you that took advantage of the $50 deposit registration option, for House League Hockey, throughout the spring and summer, please be advised that your first installment was scheduled to be drawn on August 1st. However, PCHA postponed all drawings until September 1st. The new schedule is now Sept 1, Oct 1, Nov 1.
- Registration Fees: for the time being, the registration fees will remain in our system as posted on our website and communicated previously through email. It is our expectation that there will be an adjustment to the posted fees, however, we cannot make those determinations final until the return to play plan is finalised and we are able to get a better understanding of our new cost structure.
- House League Hockey: we are NOT yet certain what it will look like. We are rather certain that the hockey model, for this coming season, will not look like the hockey models we have become accustomed to.
- Information on the number of games, practices, evaluation schedules will be forthcoming and will all have an effect on registration fees.
- A/Gold Level Hockey:there will NOT be tryouts for A/Gold level teams this season. Player signings and registrations are set to begin on Sept 7th, 2020. Any player that had intended to attend A-Tryouts, should contact coaches directly to enquire about space and opportunity. All PC Storm A Coach contact info is located on our website – http://portcredithockey.com/a-gold-league/a-gold-tryouts/
- Registration fees for A/Gold Hockey will be communicated after the GTHL release on August 31st.
As we get closer to the start of hockey, we will keep you all updated via email and through postings on our website. Things are very fluid at this time and changes are occurring daily. Our commitment is to keep you as informed as we are. Till we all meet again in the rinks, stay safe and remain positive.
Board of Directors; Port Credit Hockey Association
GTHL Communication published August 15th, 2020:
The Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) will release a comprehensive Return to Play framework on August 31, 2020 outlining what hockey will look like this season. The safety of GTHL players is of the utmost importance and the framework will include measures to keep all participants safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The first step of this plan will be the opening of competitive stream player registration for the 2020-21 year on September 7, 2020.
The Plan includes an anticipated return to on-ice activity in modified form after October 7, 2020, with a staged expansion as public health guidelines permit.
No formal in-person on or off the ice tryouts will be taking place. Tryouts will be conducted through a paper selection process by our clubs and we will also offer a variety of flexible registration options.
For many of our organizations, hockey school and house league registration opened in the Spring and they will continue to accept registrants.
On and off ice training will commence in groups of no more than 20 with physical distancing measures in place. The main focus as we return to the ice initially will be on individual skill development but on-ice activity can include traditional skill development as well as scrimmages of 3 on 3 or 4 on 4.
As the public health situation develops, it may allow for more traditional forms of hockey to resume. Further details on subsequent phases and what activity will be permitted in later phases will be included in the August 30, 2020 Return to Play Framework.
We appreciate the patience and cooperation of players, Clubs, parents, coaches, and other GTHL stakeholders at this time. We are excited and eager to welcome you back to the ice.
Please visit Return to Hockey on the GTHL web site at https://www.gthlcanada.com/return-to-hockey-covid-updates/ page for a list of frequently asked questions and all the latest information on returning to the ice and on August 30, 2020.
Hockey Canada Changes Age-division Names
|Year of Birth||Age on Dec. 31, 2020||Old Age Division||New Age Division|
|2014 and earlier||6 or under||Paperweight (Tyke)||Under-7 (U7)|
|2013||7||Minor Novice||Under-8 (U8)|
|2011||9||Minor Atom||Under-10 (U10)|
|2009||11||Minor Peewee||Under-12 (U12)|
|2007||13||Minor Bantam||Under-14 (U14)|
|2005||15||Minor Midget||Under-16 (U16)|
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