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The GTHL has released an update about the return to hockey. As previously communicated, the GTHL determined that organizations can return to play when their region enters the Orange “Restrict” level of the Ontario government’s COVID-19 response framework. The GTHL’s most recent communication confirms that they are continuing with this approach.
As you know, Toronto is currently under a stay at home order. It is unclear when we may reach the Orange “Restrict” Level.
The full GTHL update can be found at this link:
We will continue to share updates as we receive it.
Yours in hockey
PARKWOODS HOCKEY LEAGUE
We hope that all our families are well, staying safe and surviving online learning.
As noted in our last email, under the current rules, the GTHL will allow leagues to resume activities when their region enters the Ontario government’s Orange “Restrict” Level. At the time, the GTHL also had plans to meet in early January to review the situation and determine if / when the season may regrettably have to be cancelled.
The GTHL Board continues to monitor the evolving circumstances of the pandemic. We have been advised that the City of Vaughan has made the decision to remove the ice from its facilities. We are waiting for further information from the City of Toronto and the City of the Markham, and remain in contact with the staff at the City of Mississauga.
As you are aware, the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) is currently working on plans for the 2021-22 season. They have extended the ability for organizations to operate for the 2020-21 season until May 31, 2021. At this point, the Board has not made any changes to its decision whereby GTHL organizations can return to activity if and when the Public Health Unit in which the organization operates returns to the provincial Orange level. We continue to monitor this on a daily basis and will update you as further information becomes available.
We will keep you posted on new developments and hope to see all our players soon.
PARKWOODS HOCKEY LEAGUE
On Wednesday February 12, 2020, The Toronto Marlies Community Festival Program visited Fenside Arena, home of the Parkwood Stars, and brought a unique experience to the Parkwoods Hockey League. The Toronto Marlies along with our Parkwoods Star players participated in a full team practice!
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The Ontario Government has enacted Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018, S.O. 2018, c. 1 (“Act”). Ontario Regulation 161/19, the Act requires all sport organizations as defined in the Regulation (“Sports Organization”), which includes the Ontario Hockey Federation (“OHF”), to have a Concussion Code of Conduct. This Concussion Code of Conduct must require participants, as set out in the Act, to review the Ontario Government’s issued Concussion Awareness Resources on an annual basis. A participant is subject to a Concussion Code of Conduct for each Sports Organization a participant registers with.
Applicable age appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources are located at www.ontario.ca/concussions.
All Parkwoods Hockey registered participants registering or volunteering after July 1, 2019 must have completed a review of the information and acknowledgement prior to registration/participation.
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