Updates from OWHA and OHF, News (Kitchener Minor Hockey)

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Updates from OWHA and OHF
Read on to see the updates from the OWHA (Ontario Women's Hockey Association) and the OHF (Ontario Hockey Federation).



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Due to the increasing transmissions of COVID-19, including the ever-growing appearance of the highly infectious OMICRON variant, the Province of Ontario announced on January 3, 2022, that it is returning to modified Step 2 of the Reopening Plan based on O. Reg. 263/20: Rules for areas in Step 2.

 

Starting Wednesday, January 5, 2022, in accordance with provincial regulations, all indoor sport and recreational fitness facilities, including gyms will be closed except for athletes training for the Olympics and Paralympics and select professional and elite amateur sport leagues.

 

All OWHA in-person programming of any kind will be paused, in its entirety, effective 12:01 AM Wednesday, January 5, 2022 and will not resume until 12:01 AM on January 27, 2022 unless the Province of Ontario removes the current restrictions or makes changes to the current legislation (O.Reg.263/20).

 

The only possible exceptions to the information above may be some flexibility for Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) and/or OWHL Elite U22 (PWHL) leagues/teams. We have been in contact with government representatives who are waiting for an approved framework from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. This information may be available to us by the end of the week. Once we receive the framework, we will review the materials to determine whether programming is possible and what requirements and/or restrictions would apply. Accordingly, until further notice, all in-person activities for the PWHPA and/or OWHL Elite U22 (PWHL) leagues/teams are paused.

 

We thank you for your attention to this bulletin. The OWHA will continue to monitor any changes and will post updates regarding OWHA sanctioned programming.

 

Kind Regards,

Ontario Women’s Hockey Association

225 Watline Avenue

Mississauga, Ontario

L4Z 1P3

Phone 905-282-9980

Email [email protected]

Web www.owha.on.ca

Twitter @OWHAhockey



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400 Sheldon Drive, Unit 9 Cambridge, ON N1T 2H9

T: 226 533.9070 F: 519 620.7476

www.ohf.on.ca

 

 

OHF Bulletin

 

To:                      OHF Members, Associations, Teams, Clubs, and Registered Participants

From:                 Philip McKee Executive Director

Date:                  1/4/2022

Re:                      Pause on Sports Programming per Ontario Government Bulletin ID:         22-01

Due to the increasing transmissions of COVID-19, the Province of Ontario announced on January 3, 2022, that it is returning to modified Step 2 of the Reopening Plan based on O. Reg. 263/20: Rules for areas in Step 2.

In conjunction with this announcement, the OHF is pausing all in-person programming (games, practices, on-ice and off-ice training etc.) in its entirety beginning January 5, 2022, at 12:01am until 12:01am on January 27, 2022, unless restrictions are eased by the Ontario Government prior to. The only exceptions are for athletes training for the Olympics and Paralympics and select Professional and Elite Amateur Sport Leagues and Events who will operate via an approved Framework from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and meet all sanctioning requirements of their respective Member. In accordance with

O. Reg. 263/20: Rules for areas in Step 2, “Framework” means the document titled “Return-to-Play Framework for Professional and Elite Amateur Sport Leagues and Events.”

To navigate the newly imposed restrictions by the Ontario Government and the decision to pause  programming by the OHF - a complete Q&A is available – click here.

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