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August, 2021
Hockey Canada Announces New Maltreatment Playing Rule For 2021-22 Season
August, 2021
AA Coaches
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The coaching selection committee would like to congratulate the following individuals on being selected as AA Head Coaches for the 2021-22 Season. The committee would also like to thank all those that applied.

Best of luck this season!

  • U9 - Greg Gairns
  • U11 - Dylan Cameron
  • U13 - John Brioux
  • U15 - Scott Ellsworth
  • U18 - David Lank
August, 2021
Call For Interest | Head Coach - Female AAA Zone Teams
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The Hockey PEI Female Council is now accepting applications for the position of Head Coach for the following female "AAA" zone teams:

  • Western Zone U11AA
  • Western Zone U13AAA
  • Western Zone U15AAA
  • Western Zone U18AAA
  • Mid Isle Zone U11AA
  • Mid Isle Zone U13AAA
  • Mid Isle Zone U15AAA
  • Mid Isle Zone U18AAA
  • Central Zone U11AA
  • Central Zone U13AAA
  • Central Zone U15AAA
  • Central Zone U18AAA

Interested applicants can view more information and apply at https://form.jotform.com/211958354241052.

The deadline to submit your application is Monday, August 16th, 2021. For more information, please contact Female Council Chair, Valerie Stewart at .

August, 2021
BOYS Tournament (13-15 August 2021) Montreal, QC

--INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE/DISTRIBUTE -TEAMS COACHES/MANAGERS---

Boys Hockey Tournament (Entry fee: $ 1299 CAN; 4 games min)

(13-15 August 2021) Montreal, Qc, CA ) ARJSPORTS.COM

Divisions: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

For Info & Team Registration: http://arjsports.com/tournoi-hockey-garcons

  • Get WARM-up for the WINTER season
  • Prizes for winners and finalists
  • Certified Referees and Athletic Therapist
  • Focus on the development of skate & puck skills...
  • Hotels with discounts...
  • Visit Montreal, a cosmopolitan and tourist city
Armand St-Pierre, Registrar, Rob St-Jules, Director (

August, 2021
Wildcats Annual General Meeting
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Mid-Isle Wildcats is hosting their AGM on Tuesday, August 10th at 7:00pm at the South Shore Actiplex (Crapaud Rink).

August, 2021
Matrix Association To Offer Pre-Season Conditioning Camps
July, 2021
AA Coaches
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North River Minor Hockey Association is now accepting applications for "AA" coaches for the 2021 - 22 season.

Divisions U9 - U18

Deadline for submissions is July 30th, 2021.

Please click on link for for details

https://forms.gle/pgEukzijn6z27X559

July, 2021
Cancelled - Mid-Isle Matrix Summer Ball Hockey Tournament
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Cancelled - due to low numbers

The Mid-Isle Matrix Association will be hosting a Summer Ball Hockey Tournament on Saturday, August 7th for all players in the Matrix Zone. This is an event for kids to get excited to play for Matrix, for parents to get to know the Association and to support our communities. Further details will be shared based on the number of teams that register.

Below are some details:

  • Teams of 5 players can register up to July 15th (one player must be a goalie)
  • Entry fee is $75 per team and includes a T-shirt.
  • All Teams will be guaranteed three games
  • Use the following link to register https://forms.gle/WArydb55E44gZiHY7

The Divisions are:

  • U9 Players (born 2013 and 2014)
  • U11 Players (born 2011 and 2012)
  • U13 Players (born 2009 and 2010)
  • U15 Players (born 2007 and 2008)

The Mid-Isle Matrix Association has offered fun, competitive hockey for the Rustico, North River, Kensington and Southside area for a number of years. With the growing number of children registered in hockey programs each season and the growth of the initiation programs in the four associations - this shows great promise for the future of minor hockey in the Matrix Zone. This is an event to increase awareness of the Matrix Association and to get the younger players excited to play for Matrix.

The Matrix Board is working to come up with new and exciting ways to support, improve and enhance the Matrix Association. This happens through the work of volunteers and additional volunteers are always welcome.

Note that commitment to play Matrix AAA hockey over the upcoming winter season is not required to participate in the ball hockey tournament. However, Matrix Association members will be on hand with league and registration information for anyone seeking more details.

June, 2021
Head Coach Announcement
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The Matrix Board is pleased to announce the Head Coaches for the 2021/22 Season. Congratulations Coaches!! We look forward to working together with the coaches over the summer to get ready for the upcoming season.

  • U11 - Mitchell Jollimore
  • U13 - Tyson Kelly
  • U15 - Taylor Runighan
  • U18 - Dylan Sanderson
June, 2021
Graduating Players For 2021
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NRMHA would like to recognize all the graduating players for 2021.

  • Aiden Ross
  • Andon Waite
  • Andrew Toner
  • Anna Bowers
  • Ben Jenkins
  • Bradley Chisholm
  • Braiden Campbell
  • Bri Toombs
  • Britney Foster
  • Bryce Wheatley
  • Colby Adams
  • Cole Frizzell
  • Cora Annear
  • Dylan Murphy
  • Emma MacKinnon
  • Gage Taylor
  • Gaven MacDougall
  • Grace MacNevin
  • Hailey Quilty
  • Jack Nordquist
  • Jacquelyn Taylor
  • Kyle Mason
  • Landon Hardy
  • Liam MacDonald
  • Maddison Thompson
  • Malcolm Campbell
  • Matt Mills
  • Nolan Murray
  • Patrick O'Hanley
  • Renee Arsenault
  • Ryan McLaughlin
  • Sam MacKinnon
  • Simon Taweel
  • Taylor Campbell
  • Tyler Smith
  • Will Mix
  • Zach Demmings

Our warmest thoughts and highest hopes are with each one of you as you celebrate your High School Graduation! Be Safe and Have Fun.

Congratulations to the Grads of 2021!

June, 2021
Board Is Looking To Fill Several Positions
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On behalf of the North River Minor Hockey Association Executive Committee and Board of Directors, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who took part in our Annual General Meeting (AGM) several weeks ago.

As we reflect on a challenging year that has passed, we are grateful to have one of the strongest minor hockey associations across PEI and even more grateful for our many volunteers who have gone above and beyond to ensure a successful season.

That being said, we as an organization understand that better is always possible and there is more to be done to ensure our organization stays strong. We are appreciative of all feedback given to our board on how we can improve our systems that are in place and how we can create the best possible experience for NRMHA players and parents moving forward.

Our board is currently looking to fill several positions ahead of the 2021-22 hockey season. If you or someone you know are interested in being a part of the positive growth in the organization, please feel free to reach out to myself or one of the other board members. The positions available are as follows:

  • Registrar
  • U7
  • U9
  • U11
  • U15
  • Female Coordinator
  • Wildcat Rep
  • Ice Coordinator

In conclusion, we thank each and every one of you for your contributions to our organization, and are looking forward to a much better year of hockey for 2021-22.

Sincerely,

Caley McDonald
NRMHA President

May, 2021
NRMHA Awards
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NRMHA is very fortunate to have over 200 volunteers. We extend a big "Thank You" to everyone for helping us get through this season.

During this most challenging year, hockey has been one of the few constants for our players and has provided a much needed social outlet. We appreciate all of the hard work and effort that all our volunteers have put into holding the interest and safety of the players throughout the season. Thank you

We are pleased to share our NRMHA award recepients for the 2020-21 season. These awards were presented at our Annual General Meeting by our President - Caley McDonald

We also added the "Above and Beyond" token of appreciation for each division. Each winner received a gift card to Robins.

  • U7 - Amanda Savoie
  • U9 - Krista Millar-Smith
  • U11 - Melissa Keefe
  • U13 - Karina Vannieuwenhuyzen
  • U15 - Christa Bertram
  • U18 - Nadine DeRoche

Congratulations to all of our award recipients!

May, 2021
2020 - 2021 Annual General Meeting (Sign Up Required)
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NRMHA will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 26th at 7:00 PM in the APM Centre gym. Due to facility restrictions for COVID-19, we require that all members interested in attending sign up for the event.

We may need to arrage for two sessions depending on the number of members that sign up. Deadline to sign up is May 25th at 5:00 PM.

Please click on link to sign up:

https://forms.gle/WgWxuEc66w33fCoi9

May, 2021
Mid-Isle Matrix Coaching Applications - 2021 - 2022 Season
May, 2021
2020-21 Awards And Scholarships
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Hello,

A reminder that Hockey PEI's Awards and Scholarships for the 2020-21 season have opened for nominations and applications, respectively.

The Hockey PEI awards include:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Administrator of the Year
  • Female Player of the Year
  • Male Player of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Gordie Whitlock Development Award
  • Aaron Coffin Official of the Year Award

The Hockey PEI Scholarships include:

  • The Jim Stirling Scholarship
  • Hockey PEI Scholastic Award

To nominate / apply or to view past winners, please click HERE: https://hockeypei.com/about-us/awards-scholarships-2/

*Deadline to submit nominations for awards or apply for scholarships is May 15th.

_______________________________________

Additionally, one of our partners, GameSheet Inc, is pleased to announce the creation of the Scorekeeper scholarship. This Scholarship is A one-time award of $1,000 to four deserving scorekeepers who will be attending their first year of post-secondary education in the fall of 2021.

Details of the GameSheet Scholarship, including the application procedure and dates can be found here: https://gamesheetinc.com/scorekeeper-scholarship

Regards,
Tanner

Tanner Doiron
Manager, Hockey Operations & Communications

May, 2021
2020 - 2021 Year End Survey
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Over the past 12 months, our association has seen its share of ups and downs, many of which were beyond our control as a result of COVID-19. Throughout this difficult year our board members as well as volunteers worked tirelessly to provide the opportunity for players to have as best a year as possible.

We ask that you provide honest feedback in regards to our hockey program and association as a whole, keeping in mind COVID as well as the facility guidelines were out of our control.

The results of this survey will provide us insights in how our association can provide players, parents and volunteer members the best program delivery.

All results of this survey will be kept in strict confidence however an analysis of the data will be provided and reviewed by Board Members with NRMHA.

We encourage everyone to take a few moments and complete the survey.
Survey will close on May 9th, 2021.

Please click on link-
https://forms.gle/fAsbQMqy4Tj4BUbB8

May, 2021
2023 Canada Winter Games - Team Staff Applications
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Hockey PEI is now accepting team staff applications for the 2023 Canada Winter Games.

The following female team and male team positions are available:

  • Director, Hockey Operations
  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach
  • Athletic Therapist
  • Equipment Manager

As a province known for its hospitality, we are excited to welcome the 2023 Canada Winter Games to Prince Edward Island. From February 18 to March 5, the Games will bring together over 3,600 athletes, managers, and coaches, across 20 different sports, for the largest multi-sport event in the country.

We're looking forward to celebrating the very best in Canadian sports and sharing our unique Island spirit with the entire nation. Together, we'll spark greatness and send waves out from every shore. From athletes and coaches to volunteers and fans, the 2023 Games will make every Canadian an Islander.

To apply for one of the Hockey team staff roles for the 2023 Canada Winter Games, click here: https://form.jotform.com/211114218501236

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

For more information, please contact Kris MacPhee, Technical Director at

May, 2021
We Need Your Help In Recognizing Our NRMHA Volunteers
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As the Season has come to an end- we need your help in recognizing our NRMHA Volunteers.

Volunteers are one of the key cornerstones between a good season at NRMHA and a great hockey experience for our kids. It is important to understand that for every one person we have been able to recognize here that there are literally hundreds of other volunteers that have contributed to make hockey successful at NRMHA.

NRMHA Awards are presented to -

  • Coach (Or group of coaches)
  • Team of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year

**New Recognitions have been added this Season- As we're the only province that was able to complete a full Season- NRMHA recognizes that we would not have been able to do this without the help of our many volunteers. NRMHA is looking for submissions on those individuals that have gone "Above and Beyond" on or off this ice. We will be recognizing two members from each division within NRMHA with the "Above and Beyond".

Please click on the link to submit your nominations. Deadline for submissions is May 3rd, 2021.

https://forms.gle/AbGWwb8RfHsHhhKH9

We Thank everyone for their submissions. Presentations will be made at our Annual General Meeting- the end of May.

Crystal

March, 2021
Reminder To All Teams And Parents
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Reminder to all teams and parents-

We ask that you do not return any jerseys or equipment to the APM. NRMHA is responsible for all equipment.

Our Jersey and Equipment return will happen later this Spring. Details will be made available in a few weeks.

Thanks.
Janice Nordquist

March, 2021
Memo to Membership Regarding CPHO Guidelines
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Good Evening,

On the eve of Provincial Round Robin Weekend, The Chief Public Health Office has asked us to share this reminder with our membership.

If you have any questions, please direct them to myself.

Thank you.
Connor Cameron

2021.03.18-March_18th_Memo_FC.pdf

March, 2021
Ease of CPHO Guidelines
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Good Afternoon,

With easing of Circuit Breaker Restrictions coming at 8:00 AM tomorrow, we're providing the following update in regard to HPEI activities.

Provincial Championship schedules will be made public at the first of next week.

Have a good Weekend.

Thank you,
Connor Cameron

2021.03.12-Memo - March_12th.pdf

March, 2021
End Of Season With Minor Hockey
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As things are coming to the end of the season with Minor Hockey, we just wanted to remind the managers that you will be required to gather your team jerseys. We do recommend that this is done at your final ice sesion.

  • Jerseys should be washed and returned on metal hangers as a team set.
    (Nice heavy hangers can be purchased at the Discount store in the old Leon's building for $2.50 for a package of 6or8. If you add Borex to the wash cycle and vinegar to the rinse cycle this will remove the funky hockey smell). All Name and Sponsor bars must be removed... including any "C" or "A"s.
  • All jerseys are to be passed in as a team set. This is to include any extras that may have been given out at the beginning of the season.
  • U11- Atomic white jerseys are to be returned. Keep red and player socks.
  • Teams that signed out pucks must return with jersey collection. Puck count is 30.
  • Any borrowed Goalie gear for the younger divisions, must return with the jersey collection.

Pass in date will be posted in the next month or so.

March, 2021
Memo to Membership
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Good Afternoon,

Please find attached memo from HPEI regarding the completion of the 2020-2021 hockey season. Further communication regarding Covid-19 guidelines will be circulated when made available, post Circuit Breaker Measures.

If you have any questions, please direct them to myself.

Thank you,
Connor Cameron

Final-League-Standings-2021.pdf

2021.03.09-Memo-to-Membership-FC.pdf

March, 2021
Return To Circuit Breaker Measures
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Good Evening,

Please find attached Hockey PEI's memo regarding today's announcement from CPHO and the return to Circuit Breaker measures. In the coming day's Hockey PEI will also announce tentative plans for league game play as well as the Provincial Weekends.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please direct them to myself.

Thank you,
Connor Cameron

MARCH_3RD_TO_MEMBERSHIP.pdf

February, 2021
Covid Tracking Requirements
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system for records for contact tracing?

While reviewing your systems for records for contact tracing, consider the following:

  • ensuring to capture people's full name (first and last)
  • printing information clearly so it is readable
  • including contextual information such as the name of the activity and the time of the activity
  • making sure that everybody who needs to be captured is included on the list, e.g. for a sporting activity include referees, volunteers and other officials and coaches as well as players
  • capturing not only people's names and contact information but also what role they play (e.g. for sporting activity, are they a player/coach/ref/etc.), and
  • for groups coming together regularly, have an electronic copy of the list ready to go and check the accuracy of the list frequently, at least weekly

This is in addition to the standard guidance on records for contact tracing:

  • Records for contact tracing may be achieved with a responsible person completing attendance on site OR electronically in advance with verification on site.
  • Records including the names and phone number should be kept for one month to facilitate contact tracing in the event of an outbreak.
  • These records should be stored in a safe, secure location for one month after creation of the records and then disposed of using a secure destruction method to maintain the confidentiality of participants. For paper records, secure destruction means, at minimum, cross-cut shredding.
  • Operations should have an internal process in place to quickly retrieve these records (within 6 hours of a request), should the records be needed, even on weekends.

Crystal

February, 2021
Hockey PEI is sharing a COVID-19 Update
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Please read the following message below in response to this evening's CPHO briefing.

To keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 Return to Hockey information, click here: bit.ly/3nTTvyj

February, 2021
Walking Outside In Skate Guards Is A Very Dangerous Practice
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With winter conditions walking outside in skate guards is a very dangerous practice.

We are doing our best to keep the salt applied to the parking lots and fire exits.

With ice storms and snow parents really need to consider if it is safe to send their child into the arena and exit from the arena wearing skate guards. This practice would be worse than wearing dress shoes in the winter. The skate guard really has no ability to grip in the ice and snow. They are totally designed to protect a skate blade in an indoor environment.

We did apply sand to the gravel lot today and we are doing our best to ensure the safety of all. I would request that people really help to ensure safety and wear winter boots to enter and exit the building.

February, 2021
APM Facility - "Open" Sign Reminder
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Although we have become adjusted to the moderate temperatures in our region, we have been reminded of the typical Winter cold. Just a friendly reminder to all our teams that the placement of the "OPEN" APM Facility sign was put in place to have spectators remain in their vehicles until advised of entry to the building. It's important that our spectators refrain from gathering or lining up outside to enter until authorized. Please advise that they're to await in their vehicles. This will also eliminate people blocking the walkway for other APM Members entering or leaving the building for the gym/fitness centre.

With the colder weather, please remind and communicate to all your spectators- (Home and Away Teams) to remain in their vehicles and not wait or gather outside the doors. Team "Covid" Members will notify the spectators by the sign- "OPEN" is for Home team spectators and Flashing- "OPEN" is for the Away team spectators.

We want to do our part during this challenging year. Thank you to all our volunteers.....and again, it's great that we can enjoy the sport when so many other provinces are under restrictions.

January, 2021
Increased Misconduct And Major Penalties
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Good Afternoon,

Please see attached memo regarding the increase of misconduct and major penalties over the last moth. This trend is alarming and will be delt with in appropriate fashion. If you have any questions, please direct them to myself.

Thank you,

Connor Cameron
Executive Director


902-569-7703

IncreasedMisconductAndMajorPenalties.pdf

January, 2021
Cohort Restriction Update
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Please see the new release from Hockey PEI in regards to today's announcement from the CPHO Office.

This will go into affect on Saturday, January 23rd at 8:00AM.

Thanks to Donna and the APM Centre staff for all they do in helping keep our facility organized and safe for our kids to play the winter sport they enjoy.

And a Big Thank You to all our NRMHA volunteers on and off the ice this Season. Thank you so much for everyone's time and efforts in what has been a challenging year for all... Your help and dedication has not gone unnoticed.

Should anyone have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thanks,
Crystal

January, 2021
Transportation Safety
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Good Evening,

As we return to the rinks this weekend, Hockey PEI would like to remind its membership of the dangers of transporting children, fully dressed, to arenas. Please see attached the joint statement circulated to membership on December 4, 2020. Additionally, is attached a new document created to illustrate safe transportation to and from Arena's in booster or car seats safely.

Understandable yesterday's news may cause focus to shift, but the safe transportation of kids to hockey remains an absolute requirement.

Please circulate within your association to make sure no teams are sending directives to visiting teams requiring them to arrive fully dressed, or to be dressed in the parking lot.

Thank you for all your hard work,

Connor Cameron
Executive Director


902-569-7703

2020.HockeyGearAndCarSeats.pdf

2020.12.JointStatementOnTransportationSafety.pdf

January, 2021
Update On Team Photo Ban
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On November 6th of 2020, Hockey PEI suspended all Team Photo Activity until further notice. As stated to Minor Hockey Associations following the release of the memorandum, the ban was put in place temporarily and was to be reviewed by the Hockey PEI Board of Directors in the new year (2021) as the COVID-19 situation evolved.

Effective today, Friday, January 15th, 2021, Hockey PEI is lifting the ban on Team Photo Activity, allowing those who wish to proceed with the taking of team-related photos...

2021.01.UpdateOnTeamPhotoBan.pdf

January, 2021
Return To Hockey / Facility Cohort Status Update
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Today the Government of PEI announced further COVID-19 Post Circuit Breaker easement to restrictions. The following memorandum should add clarity around the status of cohorts in facilities as it aligns with our Return to Hockey Plans:

hockeypei.com/return-to-hockey-facility-cohort-status-update

January, 2021
Congratulations to our NRMHA Registration Draw Winners
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  1. 1st - ($500) - Naomi Marshall
  2. 2nd - ($300) - Anita Mullins
  3. 3rd - ($200)- Amanda Smith
January, 2021
NRMHA Statement On Allowing Spectators Into Rinks
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The North River Minor Hockey Association board of directors has reviewed the decision not to allow spectators into the rink and came to a conclusion: the board has decided that if teams want to utilize the spots left after both teams (players, bench staff, managers, trainers, and timekeepers) are accounted for, they may do so, with the responsibility being placed on each team.

This may leave some teams with three spots, or it may leave some with ten spots. It is the responsibility of each team to determine how they use these remaining spots. The rules and procedures will be the same as they have been since the start of this season. Spectators are to enter the rink after all players are on the ice and go directly to the stands after they have signed in.

Volunteers are required to perform contact tracing for anyone entering the arena as they have been all season. These contact tracing sheets should be sent to your NRMHA Coordinator and Crystal Cameron after each game and practice. We understand that this may create more work for our volunteers; however, it is to ensure we keep the safety and health of all players, coaches, and fans as a top priority. There is no room for error during these times.

Please note that the U7 and U9 divisions will be unchanged as they will utilize their remaining spots for volunteers to assist with ice times.

All NRMHA teams should keep in mind that, although we are doing this at both the APM and Crapaud rinks, most other rinks will not be allowing any spectators. We remind you to be respectful of these decisions and volunteers as we all maneuver through the new normal surrounding minor hockey.

Sincerely,

The NRMHA Board of Directors

January, 2021
NRMHA Registration Draw
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We will resume the drop off for the NRMHA Registration Draw. Please advise all team members.

Drop offs can be done during a scheduled ice session - ballots can be given to a team staff if you are unable to attend an ice session.

When ballots are being dropped off - please have them separated and not stapled together or in a baggie.

New Draw will take place on January 3rd, 2021.

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