Reasoning and explanation behind board’s closure decision was discussed
With the recent outbreak in Chilliwack the Board of Directors thought in the best interest to our members to the a temporary pause all hockey activities and review the situation daily
Financials are being monitored and refunds will not be entertained until we are officially shut down or the season has ended. Please be rest assured we are not in the business of profiting from our members as we are a nonprofit organization. We will be fair in any refunds being required depending on how the season moves forward. As there are so many unknowns we can’t provide exact numbers, dates etc.. on when the season will end or what the refunds will be until everything is finished and accounted for properly.
We are looking at doing some online zoom training (dryland/skills/etc.). Is this going to be allowed during this pause?
CMHA is okay with zoom meetings happening with teams as long as everyone is at their own home. These types of events are considered private.
Having a weekly chat with the team is a great way to stay connected through these strange times
Who decided the 1-hour ice slots? Is this CMHA or the City?
City dictated schedule and breaks in between - only allowed 1 hour - used every slot we available to us
14 U6-U9 Teams this season which are using twice the ice than in the past as there is no shared ice at the moment
Friend on the island said that they are still playing, but parents are no longer allowed to stay and watch. Will we be going to that?
Perhaps, it is an idea. Things are changing daily, and it could be something the city, PCAHA and/ or BC Hockey will implement
If and when we come back online - would we be continuing with the set schedule from before - with the two weeks practice only and 3 weeks games rotation?
Yes, that’s correct, so if we were to return after 2 weeks, we would be in Group A’s 2nd cohort of games and unfortunately Group B would have missed the remainder of their first Cohort of games.
Earlier when asked about what numbers we are watching you mentioned Chilliwack’s numbers through Fraser Health, but should we not be concerned about our neighboring cities exposures with game play!?
Yes of course
Game play is up to PCAHA
If it comes down to cancelling the season; any thought as an association to switch to development only and no game play. For example, 1 ice session a week, small same groups of 8-10 players on ice, more 1:1 coaching. If there is exposure it would be easier to trace and contain. I’d rather the kids play 1x a week than 0. If it comes down to that decision.
If and when that happens we will discuss any and all options potentially availble
There is supposed to be a referee development course this weekend. will that also be cancelled.
No, it’s still happening
Is PCAHA going ahead with cohort games?
As of right now, yes
Any discussion about requiring visors or masks on the ice?
Yes, its has been discussed by the board as a possibility
Many things to discuss when we reassess the situation in a week
It is the Philosophy of Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association that all children who wish to learn the skill of hockey should have the opportunity to do so, within the limitations of available facilities, financial restrictions and available volunteer coaches. It is also the philosophy of CMHA to provide an environment in which these children can learn hockey skills, play at a level consistent with their aspirations, learn good sportsmanship and develop into young men and women that their parents and the community can be proud of.