FAQ from the GTHL on the cancellation of hockey

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ALL Hockey Canada (inclusive of the MHL) operations suspended

Hockey Canada Information Bulletin

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


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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Hockey Canada Information Bulletin


On January 25, 2020, the Government of Ontario reported the first case of COVID‐19 (coronavirus) in Canada. Canada’s chief public health officer is in ongoing contact with provincial and territorial chief medical officers of health to ensure any cases of COVID‐19 occurring in Canada continue to be rapidly identified and managed in order to protect the health of Canadians. Hockey Canada’s chief medical officer, Dr. Mark Aubry, is in contact with the IIHF Medical Committee.

The Public Health Agency of Canada currently assesses the public health risk associated with COVID‐19 as low for Canada and for Canadian travellers depending on the destination. Public health risk is continually assessed as new information becomes available. Updates on COVID‐19 can be found at:


This situation serves as a reminder that the health and safety of participants is a priority, and prevention in the hockey environment should be considered by those around the game. 

The following are recommendations that should be considered at all times during hockey programming:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol‐based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Make soap and/or hand sanitizer available in dressing rooms and hotels.
  • Avoid contact with sick people, including avoiding close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections.
  • Gloves should be worn by staff handling towels or laundry in the team environment.
  • Towels should not be shared on the team bench. Players should not share clothing, bar soap or other personal items such as razors.
  • The Hockey Canada Safety Program recommends the following protocol as it relates to the use of water bottles:  o Good team hygiene includes ensuring all players and staff have their own water bottles to prevent the transmission of viruses and bacteria. 
    • Bottles should be labelled and washed after each practice or game.  o It is further recommended that officials avoid the practice of drinking from the goaltender’s water bottle. If officials require water during a game, we suggest they have their own water bottle at the penalty bench. 
    • There should not be sharing of water bottles in the penalty box, as well as no sharing of towels. 
  • Avoid raw or undercooked animal products if having team meals, or if eating while travelling to events/tournaments.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. Practice cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, wash hands).
  • Advise players to try and not touch their own mouths or nose when in the hockey environment to reduce the chance of them passing an infection on to themselves.
  • Monitor illness and injury in all teams. Parents are urged to keep their children away from the hockey environment if they are showing any signs of infectious disease or virus.
  • Team members should be encouraged to self‐report if they feel ill.
  • Fist bump with hockey gloves on, instead of shaking hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Monitor travel restrictions on the Government of Canada Travel Advisory website, which can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories
  • It is also important to check with applicable insurers specific to any cancelation policies or travel health insurance policies you may purchase to ensure there is coverage as it relates to COVID‐19.

Good hygienic practices will help to maintain a healthy team atmosphere and ultimately assist in keeping all participants healthy throughout the season.

If any questions please contact Todd Jackson, Director of Insurance and Risk Management, Hockey Canada.

Dr. Mark Aubry                                                              Todd Jackson

Chief Medical Officer                                                   Director, Insurance and Risk Management

Hockey Canada                                                              Hockey Canada

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Coaches Profile – Feb 2020

Meadowvale Hockey Coaches Profile Feb 2020


IP Coach, MMHA Ice Director

How many years have you been coaching at MMHA?
20 years

What do you enjoy most about coaching?
Working side by side with family and friends to develop players and watch them grow

Favourite hockey quote
“I told you I was Wile E. Coyote!”
MMHA Coach Gary Grougrou

Cool tip for players
Always try to stop at the front of the net when you get a breakaway. The goalie may make the first save but the rebound is sitting there where you can get an easy tap-in to score. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Give your all and try your hardest each shift. That’s in my opinion the quickest way to develop

Favourite players & teams
MMHA’s own…Kevin Hancock, AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners and Joe Sakic, Detroit Red Wings


Past President, ME056

How many years have you been coaching at MMHA?
25 years

What do you enjoy most about coaching?
Taking credit for player’s positive achievements, both on and off the ice

Favourite hockey quote
“I’m fine too, thanks for asking”

Cool tip for players
Do your best, have fun!

Favourite NHL team
Bower says it’s the Maple Leafs


ME 116

How many years have you been coaching at MMHA?
8 years

What do you enjoy most about coaching?
Listening to the chatter in the dressing room and on the bench. It has changed a lot as the players have grown up, but it always makes me laugh.

Favourite hockey quote
“Who’s the poodle?”
One of my players when a new ref came on the ice

Cool tip for players
Go home and study hard, because chances are you are not going to the NHL

Favourite team
Philadelphia Flyers

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The February 2020 Newsletter!

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Meadowvale Annual Awards Day on Sunday April 19, 2020

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Meadowvale Annual Awards Day
Sunday April 19, 2020
German Hansa Haus, 6650 Hurontario Street (opposite AMC plaza)

Session #1   11:00 am   Second Shift/Minor Novice/Novice/Minor Atom
Session #2   12:15 pm  Atom/Minor Peewee
Session #3   1:30 p.m  Pewee/Minor Bantam/Bantam

**Don’t forget to wear your yellow jerseys!

– See more at: http://meadowvalehockey.com/event-calendar/

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