Your TCMHA Executive is continuing the process of the Return to Hockey plan for our association. At this point we have put together an FAQ article that should address a majority of the questions that families may have at this time. This is one of many communications that TCMHA will be providing on the upcoming season. As more information becomes available we will provide further updates to all.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the OHF Return to Hockey Framework that minor hockey associations must follow?
Are there safety guidelines that will be followed?
I heard that minor hockey associations are starting to register players and are working to determine their return to hockey plans? What is Twin Centre doing?
- Yes, Twin Centre Minor Hockey Association has determined that it will provide full programming for the upcoming 2020-2021 season following the guidelines and structure provided by OMHA / OHF / Hockey Canada and Public Health.
What is TCMHA’s mandate for the upcoming season?
What will hockey look like this year?
When will on-ice hockey begin?
How do I register my son/daughter for Twin Centre Hockey?
The registration that was completed in July was an intent to play and was done to understand what Twin Centre’s participant numbers for the 2020-2021 season would be. At the time, Hockey Canada was not allowing any payments for registration but with this direction now lifted, the registration and payment for the upcoming season will re-open for one (1) week -> September 5th, 2020 through September 12th, 2020. In order for players to be able to participate, starting September 26th, 2020, they must complete registration and payment during this time.
How do we pay for this season?
Is there financial assistance available to families that want to participate but may need assistance during these challenging times?
Yes, the Twin Centre Minor Hockey Association board has earmarked additional funds this year to help those in need with registration costs and donations we have received will also be put towards financial assistance. Please contact the Registrar ([email protected]) for assistance/steps for financial assistance.
What is the cost of hockey this year?
While our mandate remains to ensure we provide a safe and fun program for all our players, costs are highly dependent on the number of players and teams. We are making every effort to keep costs as low as possible and we are planning for a reduced fee structure compared to the regular rate we had in 2019-2020, however the ability for teams to share ice will be an important part of keeping participant costs low. Registration costs have been updated in the HCR registration portal.
What is Twin Centre’s plan for the Return to Hockey?
Twin Centre is working on a step approach to returning to the ice. To start, we will plan to have players in each age group together in cohorts/bubbles of up to 50 players as mandated by OMHA / OHF and programming will be internal within our health unit. We are actively discussing with other centres in our public health unit (Region of Waterloo) in order to assess whether external game play as OMHA / OHF expands the ability to play other centres in 3v3 / 4v4 competition is an option during Stage 3b/c/d/e of the OHF Return to Hockey Framework.
Will there be tryouts for Rep hockey?
How will teams be formed without tryouts and evaluations?
Will coaching staff be needed?
Yes, we will need volunteers for coaches, trainers and team staff across all age groups. Due to the smaller team sizes that are required, there is a need for more volunteers. Please contact Troy Cluthe, Coaching Committee Chair at [email protected] to advise of your interest to volunteer or you can complete the online volunteer application form at: https://tcmha.ca/Forms/1000/Volunteer_Application_Online_Form/
If I have further questions, who do I contact?