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Dec 16, 2021 | Rolland Cyr | 7374 views
KMHA - Hockey On Pause
The KMHA Board of Directors met again tonight to discuss the on going and changing environment in our association around the COVID 19 pandemic.  It was with great difficulty, much debate and due to an exponential growth rate in exposures over the last 2 days that has led us to put a PAUSE on all Hockey activities (Games, Tournaments, Practices, Dry-Land, and Team socials) effective Dec 17th 2021 at (12:01am) until Jan 2nd 2022 at (12:01am).  

We the board take the safety and continued operation of Hockey programs very seriously. We know that this decision will not be a popular one but is a necessary one to ensure the safety of all of our players, coaches, volunteers, staff and support people.   The current case load has impacted not only our players but also our infrastructure (referees, coaches, and support volunteers) severely hampering our ability to offer safe and effective programming.  This Pause means that there will be no practices, games, tournaments, dry land or team social activities.

This also means that the Jason Cripps tournament will be canceled and the board will explore options for the effected teams in the New Year. Also KMHA teams that were participating in travel tournaments during the Pause will need to withdraw and not participate.

We hope that this break will give time for our stake holders to be with families, rest, isolate if required and be ready to return to Hockey. We know there will still be increased restrictions once we return but it is our sincere hope that we can return as an association to allow our players the time they need on ice for both physical and mental health. The board and our staff will communicate again with details about restarting and the logistics of how that will happen.

 

We wish you all a Happy Holiday season and hope this time with family can be joyous.

 

Sincerely

KMHA Board of Directors.

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Sun Life Kids In Gear
Donna's Kids is pleased to partner again for 2019/2020 season with Sun Life and their Kids In Gear program. Kitchener Minor Hockey Association, as part of their mandate, provides financial support for children in this community who, without our assistance, would not be afforded the opportunity to participate in organized hockey in the City of Kitchener. Monies for this cause have been donated by various individuals and organizations over the years, however with increasing demands we have the need to provide further support for this program. One hundred per cent of the funds raised by KIDS IN GEAR are channelled directly to purchase equipment for children.