Hockey Manitoba - Return To Play Version 3
Updated: Oct 9
Phase 3 of Hockey Manitoba’s Return to Play Plan involving regular season competition began on Thursday October 1, 2020, for Regions, Leagues, and Hockey Canada Accredited Schools that have been approved by Hockey Manitoba.
Hockey Manitoba will continue to strive towards placing our members in a safe and healthy environment. Physical distancing, mask wearing, good hygiene and screening are necessary steps that must be practiced in order to return to hockey safely, and will assist in reducing the risk to the hockey community.
Effective Monday September 28, 2020, players, coaches, staff, volunteers, spectators, and officials will be required to wear face masks in facilities where Hockey Manitoba-sanctioned activities take place.
Players and officials are not required to wear face masks while on the ice engaging in physical activity but are required to wear face masks in the dressing room prior to getting on the ice. Team officials, including coaches, are required to wear face masks while on the bench.
Masks will also be mandatory for all facilitators and participants attending in-person coaching and officiating clinics across the province.
The Return to Play Plan incorporates the current requirements outlined in Stages 1 – 4 of the Government of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services Plan, health and safety guidelines from Hockey Canada, and programming, registration and sanctioning for Hockey Manitoba.
Part of our commitment includes an ongoing and regular review of our RTP protocols based on the latest recommended COVID-19 health precautions, which will help to enhance the positive hockey experience under the province’s health directives.
The Return to Hockey Plan has three phases:
Phase 1 – On-ice skill development (non-contact), online meetings and clinics, non-sanctioned activities
Phase 2 (approved August 12, 2020 and will begin with sanctioned activity starting on September 1, 2020) – on-ice skill development (non-contact), drills, team tactics, online or in-person clinic, tryouts
Phase 3 (approved October 8th, 2020) – regular season competition (contact), game play (contact), practices (contact), travel
Hockey Manitoba Return To Play Plan - Version 2 - September 28th 2020
Hockey Manitoba Return to Play - Version 1 - August 12th 2020
Part of Hockey Manitoba's commitment includes an ongoing and regular review their RTP protocols based on the latest recommended COVID-19 health precautions, which will help to enhance the positive hockey experience under the province’s health directives.