Hockey Update, News (TCDMHA)

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Jun 15, 2020 | Jeff Rosenburg | 1037 views
Hockey Update
We hope everyone is taking some time to enjoy some downtime and staying safe and healthy.  We would like to provide a brief update on the status of hockey as it currently stands.

The OHF has developed a Return to Hockey Framework and is working with our member partners (OMHA and OWHA) on what this may look like and the logistics surrounding it.  All decisions and planning are being conducted by our governing bodies in conjunction with the Government of Ontario and Public Health authorities.


Please find the OHF return to hockey framework here:
https://www.ohf.on.ca/media/xvufvsfx/ohf-return-to-hockey-framework-061020.pdf

We do not yet know what hockey will look like for the upcoming season.  The OHF is working on multiple scenarios, which will all be based on direction from the Ontario Government and Public Health.  The only thing we do know for certain is that hockey as we know it will look much different for the foreseeable future.
 
Payments

Based on a ruling from the OHF, registration payments are not to be received until further notice.  This means:
  • if you chose etransfer or credit card we cannot accept payment until further notice
  • if you provided 3 posted dated checks, we cannot cash the remaining checks until further notice
If you have not registered for the upcoming season, you can still register.  We just cannot accept payment until the OHF has lifted this restriction.
 
If you have already submitted payment (etransfer, credit card or 1st check has been cashed), this money will be held for now and adjusted at a later date when there is a structure in place and we know our costs for the upcoming season.  Costs could be less due to a shortened season, or could be increased if the cost of operating hockey increased due to safety requirements etc. Hopefully costs will not rise, but we simply do not know at this point.
 
Permissions to Skate, Player Movement and Tryouts

We will not be processing any permission to skate requests or other team player movement requests under any circumstance. Please refer to the following OHF bulletin link below.

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Township of Chatsworth
Essentially a rural community, the Township of Chatsworth takes its flavour from the farmlands and forests surrounding it. We welcome visitors to stop and visit as you drive through central Grey County. Amalgamated January 1, 2000, the Township of Chatsworth is made up of the former Townships of Holland and Sullivan and the Village of Chatsworth. The Township population is approximately 8,000 in an area of 260 square miles. Agriculture is the most predominant industry in the Township. There are also a significant number of sawmills in the township, many operated by the Amish community. Tourism and recreation are a growing industry. The Niagara Escarpment, 6 county forests, numerous conservation areas, inland lakes and major rivers provide plenty of year round activities including hiking, biking, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing.
Township of Georgian Bluffs
Just a few hours from major Ontario cities, Georgian Bluffs is a collection of communities stretching north from Chatsworth to just south of Wiarton. Copper Kettle, Cobble Beach, Slough of Despond, Big Bay, Oxenden, Balmy Beach… these are just some of the names that paint a picture of the Georgian Bluffs canvas along the Georgian Bay Coastal Route. We have the natural beauty of waterfalls, the Niagara Escarpment and the blue waters of Georgian Bay just to mention a few of our natural amenities. We are a township for all seasons!