Social distancing in the new reality suggest we stay 6 feet apart. Can we still play hockey staying a couple of hockey stick away? Of course!
Well, strictly speaking, as we have mentioned in our COVID response, the executive has been working hard on modifications of the game play that will allow us to continue to have fun while staying safe and following the proper protocol. We have been looking into using different equipment, using face shields or mask, trying different zone plays; lines drawn and redrawn.
We did some trial runs with different ways of playing and organizing. Considered how it might impact the different age groups, and what changes to our rules are needed to accommodate the differences in play.
Here’s one model we are considering. With more distance, we guess you just have to work on that passing game!
We will be submitting our final proposals to the city for approval, following the required team sports guidelines. We are hopeful we will have an fun, albeit modified, season coming this fall and early 2021.
Stay tuned for the latest development as we have them. In the meantime, stay safe, stay fit!