Today's Provincial Update – What does it mean for Hockey, News (Kitchener Minor Hockey)

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Jan 03, 2022 | KMHA | 1583 views
Today's Provincial Update – What does it mean for Hockey
Programming being held tonight as well as Tuesday the 4th will continue as scheduled. This includes developmental programs such as the Tuesday HL goalie group.  

All KMHA Hockey programming including, Boys, Girls, Special, Sledge, House League, Select, Local League, D.S., Minor Development, Seeded, AAA, Development Programs, Power Skating and Goalie Training, will be on pause from Jan 5th till at least Jan 26th while arenas are closed.   KMHA will take that time to work with our governing bodies and facility partners to determine the best plan for returning to Hockey, and what that means for players and parents.

KMHA along with the rest of the public were informed today about the Provincial move to return to a modified Step 2 in the Reopening Ontario plan.  Details can be found here:  Ontario Temporarily Moving to Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen | Ontario Newsroom


The important details effecting Hockey include.

  • Closing indoor meeting and event spaces with limited exceptions but permitting outdoor spaces to remain open with restrictions.
  • Closing indoor sport and recreational fitness facilities including gyms, except for athletes training for the Olympics and Paralympics and select professional and elite amateur sport leagues. Outdoor facilities are permitted to operate but with the number of spectators not to exceed 50 per cent occupancy and other requirements.

Teams are encouraged to stay in touch over electronic formats as well as to work out online together to maintain their physical fitness.


Alliance Hockey has also noted the following in a bulletin today.

In conjunction with the announcement made today by Premier Ford and the Ontario Government concerning public health measures and further COVID restrictions, all hockey under the umbrella of ALLIANCE Hockey will pause in its entirety beginning January 5, 2022 at 12:01am at least until 12:01am on January 27, 2022.

It is imperative that everyone continue to follow all public measures and get vaccinated with your first, second or booster dose if you have not done so already as we plan to return to hockey once permitted.

ALLIANCE Hockey will continue to maintain focus to ensure that once possible, we will be ready to return to play.

KMHA  will post any updates from other governing bodies as we receive them. 
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
Our friends at Toyota continue to support Kitchener Minor Hockey by returning as a House League Gold Sponsor yet again for this season. Toyota also sponsors the Toyota Challenge featuring teams from the region in competition and the opportunity to travel to Japan. The Toyota Hockey Challenge consists of round robin competition amongst top Kitchener, Waterloo & Cambridge teams, with the top two teams then competing in a one-game show down that will determine the team to represent the Tri-Cities in a once-in-a-lifetime cultural exchange to Japan. The team that wins the Toyota Hockey Challenge will travel to Hokkaido, Japan during March Break for a cultural exchange with the Tomakomai Allstars, all expenses paid by TMMC. Thanks Toyota!
Great Canadian Holidays and Coaches
Kitchener-based motor coach and tour operator Great Canadian Holidays & Coaches has been selected as the official carrier of the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association (KMHA). As part of the three-year contract, one of Great Canadian’s motor coaches will feature a new vinyl wrap dedicated to the KMHA, and will provide team transportation for the Kitchener Junior Rangers, the Kitchener Lady Rangers, the Ice Pirates, and many other teams within the Association.