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Jan 28, 2022 | Richard Lalonde | 535 views
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Here is the latest information on Ontario Arena Entrance, Port Specific Arena Entrance, Local League, Shamrock League and Photo Day.......

Provincial Arena Entrance

All participants born 2009 or before will be required to show QR code proof of vaccination and government issued ID to be permitted inside

Arena capacities will be capped at 50% for spectators (or 500 people, whichever is less) and they too will be required to show QR code proof of vaccination and government issued ID to be permitted inside. 

The capacity restriction may result in spectator numbers being reduced, dressing room shifts being required (ie 10 at a time) or access being limited to 30 min before your scheduled ice time. 

Please double check away area policies before departing. 

 

Port Specific Arena Entrance

Complete the municipal facility user screening prior to arriving and show proof of completion (green check) to the person you show your (electronic or printed) QR code proof of Vaccination and ID to at the main entrance. 

Municipal entrance screening link is also on our main page
Screening Form - eSolutions (esolg.ca)

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/proof-covid-19-vaccination

Participants are required to wear masks until they put their helmet on and again when it is taken off. 

Spectators are required to wear a mask at all times, so NO FOOD OR DRINK WILL BE PERMITTED WITHIN OUR ARENA

As long as we leave as soon after our ice times as possible, and do not loiter in the warm area of the arena there will not be any further restrictions on spectators in Port. 

Exit out the side door as soon after your ice time as possible. 

Stay away if you are not feeling well. 

 

LMLL (Local League)

U8: Since there are no standings, games can be rescheduled at the availability of ice and teams.  Continue to use modified game sheets.

U9: Half-ice games will not be rescheduled.  Full-ice games impacted by the shutdown should be rescheduled for later in the season pending ice/team availability.  Game sheet will now be used for all games

U11-U18: As the regular season determines playoff match-ups and we just completed the reseeding, missed games are to be rescheduled where possible. 

Regular season will be extended from March 6th to 11th to give additional dates for games to be rescheduled. 

The goal is to have all teams play 9 games but understand this might not be possible given ice availability and the potential for future cancelations due to COVID.

We understand rebooking could be a challenge with over 300 games missed, the expectation is that all teams play at least 7 games.

All coaches should ensure that blackout dates (ie tournaments) are accurate on their calendar. 

If any game is scheduled but doesn't work please use the normal process to reach out to the centre rep for rescheduling. 

Play-off setup will occur during the March Break pause (12-18) and the plan is to run 1 best-of-7 playoff series between ranked teams (1v2, 3v4, etc).

 

Shamrock (Rep)

Missed games are not expected to be made up and the regular season will end as scheduled Feb 13. 

Playoff scheduling will take place on Feb 15 and will be a round robin format designed to end with the deadline to name teams to send to the OMHA Playoff tournament. 

As teams have played different numbers of games, seeding for playoffs will be based on winning percentage.

March break will still serve as a break from league games.  Teams are free to schedule tournaments and practices.

U9 will transition to full ice as originally planned and since they do not have playoffs it is expected most teams will play their full contingent of full ice games. 

 

Pictures

Pictures will take place Feb 5 and 7, per the schedule that was emailed out by your coach or parent rep earlier this week. 

Most teams have their time scheduled right before/after their home scheduled ice, but if you want to bring your whole family at once that can be accommodated.

With most people paying via e-transfer a printed copy of the order form (Click Here) pre-filled out with your order is preferred. 

Check outShooters Sports Photography - Shooters Sports Photography (shootersphoto.ca) http://www.shootersphoto.ca/index.htmlfor samples of what the options look like

To ensure we keep under the capacity limits and reduce close contacts, the team photo’s will be composed from individual photos.

Those who do not get their picture taken will not be included in the team photo

There is no sitting fee and everyone who has their picture taken and submits an order form will get a free team picture even if they do not make a purchase.

I usually suggest Black Jersey’s for pictures as they have better contrast in pictures, but you are free to decide as a team.  The other approved option is to dress up.      

 

Tournaments

Tournaments are approved to run at this first stage of reopening, but many have modifications. 

Teams who have scheduled tournaments are advised to contact the organizer to confirm modifications for their specific event. 

Common ones are;

Planned Tournament provided meals have been replaced by take-away or cancelled altogether

Limited early access to the area (most 30 min)

Limited dressing room capacity (shifts of 10 at a time)

Limited spectator access (1 per participant)

Schedule modifications due to team withdrawals.

 

Welcome back! 

 

Alex Russell

President, PSMHA

226-377-1746

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