Hockey Update, News (Belmont, Aylmer, Dorchester Blazers)

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Hockey Update
Submitted By Website Admin on Monday, December 21, 2020
Due to rising COVID numbers and concerns in the area along with increased restrictions being immanent, the BADGHA board has decided to implement a 2-week shut down of hockey operations from January 1st, 2021 to January 18th, 2021. 

This decision is not an easy one for obvious reasons, however the health and well-being of our players, coaching staffs and families are one of our main priorities during this time. 


The board has decided we will permit teams to continue to use their ice times until December 31st, 2020. Teams that remain active are encouraged to continue to follow all provincial and municipal guidelines set out.

A reminder that no teams are currently permitted to play games and should only be practicing with their ice times. All teams MUST be following their specific arena's protocols when they are practicing. Should arenas only permit a certain number of skaters it is up to the coaches to ensure equal amount of ice time for all players. There will be no financial reimbursements for players that sit out ice times due to restrictions.

This year's player fees were determined based on ice times and administration fees up to December 31st, 2020.

Once this internal shut down is lifted on January 18th, 2021, teams are welcome to review their remaining ice times until March 31st, 2021 and decide if they would like to continue with them or not.

Should teams decide not to continue with their ice times, they will be cancelled and there will be no additional player fees for the year.

Should teams continue with their ice times there will be additional registration costs to cover the ice. 

During this 2-week shut down, teams and the organization will not be charged for the lost ice times. 

No registration refunds will be awarded, nor should there be refusal to pay registration fees as the funds are only covering ice time already used by teams from September to December 2020.

It is expected that coaches and managers will pass this information along to parents, so that they understand why registrations fees MUST be paid.

This all being said, BADGHA will follow all provincial and municipally enforced restrictions and guidelines and should anything change between now and January 18th, 2021 we will adjust accordingly.

We understand this is not the news anyone wants to hear; however, we would expect that the safety should be everyone's main objective and hope that players, coaches, and parents alike will appreciate that this is a very difficult and different year for everyone involved. 

On behalf of the BADGHA Board of Directors and Executive, we would like to wish you, your families and your hockey families, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please stay safe and healthy during this holiday season.

Yours in hockey,

BADGHA Board

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