OMHA 5 vs. 5 Announcement Clarification, News (Peterborough Hockey Association)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
OMHA 5 vs. 5 Announcement Clarification
Submitted By Michael Heffernan on Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Members,

Earlier this week the OHF granted the OMHA special permission to allow modified 5vs 5 in areas not in Grey or Red zones. There is no change to the OHF Return to Play level we are currently at; we are still in Stage 2 Phase 3B at this point.  What this announcement is doing, is allowing the OMHA to grant some areas and associations to play modified 5 vs 5 in their current 4 vs 4 bubbles. For this to happen the local Public Health Unit and the Regional OMHA managers must accept and allow this for each association upon their separate application. 

The bubbles must also stay as they are in their current 50 player maximum and teams would be capped at 10 skaters and 1 goalie for the new 5 vs 5.  The new regulations will be difficult, as the current bubbles of 50 have an even 9 skaters and 1 goalie currently under OHF protocol.  There are many unknows at this point and the numbers across Ontario continue to grow.   The PHA is looking for more information and guidance on this report from the OMHA and Peterborough Health Unit.  

At this time there will not be any change to our current programming as we are lucky to be on the ice. Remember that Durham, York, Peel, Windsor, and Toronto are all shut down for hockey at this point and we are lucky to be able to still be on the ice for games and practices. We have been able to provide a safe return to hockey, and do not wish to jeopardize the season as Hockey Canada, OHF or OMHA can shut the season down at any time.  

 

COVID drastically impacting minor hockey hasn’t been the case in Peterborough, though a quick scan of the headlines reveals that is not the case in many other jurisdictions:



In the new year if the numbers are lower and there is more guidance from the OMHA and Health unit the PHA executive will look at models to bring hockey back to a more traditional format later in February or March.   In the meantime, we will continue with our 4 vs 4 until further notice.  If we all continue to be vigilant with our tracking and screening process, we will keep our association on the ice.

 

We are aware of the OMHA’s new bulletins below and are monitoring the situation as well as keeping communication with PTBO Public Health and OMHA open.



If you have and questions or concerns, please feel free to contact either the VP of Rep or VP Of House League.

This article has been viewed 805 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 22
    Jul
    Organization
    APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR PHA HOUSE LEAGUE HOCKEY DIRECTOR U5-U7 INITIATION PROGRAM The PHA HL Director for U5-U7 IP will oversee the Convenors and Coaches for U5 & U7, organizing, directing, and communicating all PHA/OMHA program ...
  • 28
    Jun
    Organization
    The regular tryout passports for all those wishing to tryout for a PHA Rep team for the 2021-2022 season are now available on line. There are regular passports for residentially compliant Peterborough Residents as well as NRP passports for those who ...
  • 22
    Jun
    Organization
    2021-22 PHA HOUSE LEAGUE SEASON REGISTRATION IS OPEN JUNE 22nd, 2021 AND CLOSES AUGUST 1ST, 2021 THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR HOUSE LEAGUE ONLY. ALL THOSE WHO NORMALLY PLAY REP OR WISH TO TRYOUT FOR REP TEAM, WILL NEED TO BUY A TRYOUT PASSPORT ON THE ...
  • 18
    Jun
    Organization
    If you played with Peterborough zone AAA in the 2020-2021 you request your JR Permission from Sue King @ [email protected]  If you played in the PHA in the 2020-2021 you request your JUNIOR Permission To Skate from Jenn Kekki @ ...
  • 14
    Jun
    Organization
    IN PERSON DATES FOR FAMILIES NEW TO HOCKEY & FAMILIES NEW TO PHA CANCELLED THURSDAY JUNE 17TH 5:00PM-8:00PM CANCELLED  Thursdays In Person Registration is Cancelled Due to current City Covid Protocols Sorry for any inconvenience  Updates will ...
  • 11
    Jun
    Organization
    2021-22 PHA SEASON REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JUNE 22nd, 2021 AND CLOSE AUGUST 1ST, 2021 IN PERSON DATES FOR FAMILIES NEW TO HOCKEY & FAMILIES NEW TO PHA CANCELLED THURSDAY JUNE 17TH 5:00PM-8:00PM CANCELLED THURSDAY JULY 15TH  5:00PM-8:00PM PMC ...
  • 31
    May
    Organization
    2021-22 PHA SEASON REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JUNE 15TH, 2021 AND CLOSE AUGUST 1ST, 2021 Registration will be inclusive of all programming, House League and Rep. There will not be a Pre Registration format this year for the 2021-22 Season. ...
  • 19
    May
    Organization
    The Peterborough Hockey Association held their annual AGM last evening and the 2021-2022 executive is confirmed as the following: