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Coronavirus Pandemic Hockey Resources


Massachusetts to temporarily pause all indoor ice rink and ice skating facilities operations for two weeks

Mass.gov press release on 10/22 - Massachusetts to temporarily pause all indoor ice rink and ice skating facilities operations for two weeks

Some great advice from Billy Jaffe from the NHL Network! Keep safe Massachusetts. Thanks Billy!


Massachusetts Hockey would like to provide our hockey community with a landing page for resources that are available during this time of uncertainty and staying at home.

While there is no shortage of hockey experience or knowledge, finding the desired information or answers at the right time can still be a challenge for all. We are here to help.

If you have any questions or would like to add to our page, please email us at info@mahockey.org.


Massachusetts Hockey does not have the governance to investigate or enforce state regulated guidelines in regards to COVID19. We are here to inform our membership of the information that is provided to us.
 
If you would like to report a location, etc. the contact information is listed below:
  • IF you would like to report a sports league, team, business or workplace that is non-compliant with the Sports Guidance, please reach out to your Local Board of Health
     
  • After contacting your local board of health, you may contact the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) through their hotline: (508) 616-0461 x 9488 or by sending an email to safepublicworkplacemailbox@mass.gov. DLS will call or email you if an investigation is determined to be warranted within 72 hours if an investigation is warranted.

Various Rink COVID19 Related Guidelines:

EASTERN HOCKEY FEDERATION COVID19 RINK UPDATES

Click here for more information on different rinks/area's COVID19 guidelines.

Eastern Select Girls Hockey League COVID19 Rink Updates

Click here for more information on different rinks/area's COVID19 guidelines.

PREMIER HOCKEY LEAGUE OF NEW ENGLAND COVID19 RINK UPDATES

Click here for more information on different rinks/area's COVID19 guidelines.

METRO SOUTH HOCKEY LEAGUE RINK UPDATES

Click here for more information on different rinks/area's COVID19 guidelines.

MIDDLESEX YANKEE CONFERENCE GIRLS HOCKEY LEAGUE COVID19 RINK UPDATES

Click here for more information on different rinks/area's COVID19 guidelines.

SOUTH SHORE CONFERENCE COVID19 RINK UPDATES

Click here for more information on different rinks/area's COVID19 guidelines.

VALLEY HOCKEY LEAGUES COVID19 RINK UPDATES

Click here for more information on different rinks/area's COVID19 guidelines.



Click below for PDF of Massachusetts Hockey COVID19 Policy:


MASSACHUSETTS HOCKEY UPDATED GUIDANCE ON HOCKEY TRAVEL TO & FROM NEW JERSEY:


Non-National Bound Massachusetts Hockey Tournament Update:


Message Regarding Rhode Island Players:

Massachusetts Travel Form

Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 Travel Order Form

Games: Returning to the Rinks FAQ:

Slides Shared During Webinar:

Massachusetts Face Coverings Definitions:


The state has issued COVID related checklists for both facilities and activity organizers that should be reviewed and certified by both rinks as well as programs.  Those are available on the state’s website and posted here. In addition, there is information relating to Covid related waivers for players, coaches, managers and volunteers.  We will continue to update our site with additional information as it becomes available.

Specifically for Facilities & Programs/Associations:

Specifically for Facility Operators:

Specifically for Activity Organizers:

USA Hockey Suggestions for Facilities & Programs/Associations:


USA Hockey Waivers:

The below waivers are signed by players when registering with USA Hockey. These are available if Programs/Associations need them.


Click on Link Below for Youth & Adults Sports for COVID19MA Phase III, Step 1:

Youth & Adult Amateur Sports Activities

Updated on Thursday, August 13, 2020. This is a direct link to the guidelines set forth for Youth Sports by the Massachusetts State Government.


Coaches Information:


Massachusetts Hockey Returning to the Rinks Webinar Info:

MASSACHUSETTS EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

WORKPLACE SAFETY and REOPENING STANDARDS FOR BUSINESSES and OTHER ENTITIES PROVIDING OUTDOOR ADULT SPORTS, SUPERVISED YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES, SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS – Phase II


Facemask Questions

USA Hockey has been asked about the effectiveness of a full clear shield on helmets in mitigation of COVID-19 and also about whether masks should be worn to cover the mouth and nose under helmets while practicing/playing. Click here for information related to both questions.

USA Hockey Webinars Series:

Sponsored by Pure Hockey & Biosteel.

USA Hockey Webinar Series

Click here to be directed to the USA Hockey Webinar Series sponsored by Pure Hockey & Biosteel.

USA Hockey Coaches/ADM Facebook Page

Click here to be directed to the live Facebook video with USA Hockey Webinar Series sponsored by Pure Hockey & Biosteel.

United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee:

Massachusetts Hockey Online Webinars:

More webinars will be scheduled in the future. Check back here to see an updated listing.


The Aspen Institute Project Play Webinars:

Project Play Reports

Check out Aspen Project Play reports, which include different stories during the Coronovirus pandemic. For example: "What kids need now without sports" & "How youth sports in South Korea returned faster than in U.S."


Small Business Relief: Understanding the CARES Act


Click here to be directed to the entire video.


Click here to read more about the Cares Act and Non Profit Organizations.


Links & Education:

Health and Wellness Presented By Thorne

Learn how nutrition impacts your training goals.

Off-Ice Training and Athlete Development with Ben Eaves

Eaves shares thoughts on importance of working as hard off the ice as on it. Click here to read more.

Q&A: Staying Active at Home

Advice and ideas from USA Hockey ADM manager for female hockey Kristen Wright

Stickhandling, Bodyweight Exercises & More

Click here to be directed to USA Hockey article.

Staying in Shape & Dealing with Loss in Isolation

Click here to be directed to the USA Hockey article.

Nontraditional Training & Staying Active at Home

Helping kids burn off energy and stay active while options seem limited. Click here for the USA Hockey article.

Activities & Challenges for Young Hockey Families

Click here to be directed to the USA Hockey article.


PLAYER DEVELOPMENT:


Training at Home, Powered by BioSteel & USA Hockey:


Nutrition:

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. ~Dr Seuss #togetherwewill

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Nashoba Youth Hockey:

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The thought of our kids playing an organized sport right now seems like an eternity away. We know that parents and kids...

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Twin City Youth Hockey:

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Posted by Twin City Hockey on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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Reading Youth Hockey Player Challenge


Reading Youth Hockey Player Challenge


Reading Youth Hockey Player Challenge


Somerville Youth Hockey:

SYHA players staying in contact as best they can. Pass the puck!!

Posted by Somerville Youth Hockey Association on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Several of our SYHA players are using the extra time off to master their stick handling skills. A good curriculum can be found on the Driscoll Hockey FB page.

Posted by Somerville Youth Hockey Association on Monday, April 6, 2020

Wakefield Shooting Challenge


Wakefield Shooting Challenge

It's true our season didn't end the way we expected. Nobody could have predicted that outcome. Despite the abrupt end of...

Posted by Weymouth Youth Hockey on Monday, April 13, 2020

Today's Level Shout out goes out to our three Mite U8 B2 Teams; Gold, Maroon and White. We were fortunate enough to...

Posted by Weymouth Youth Hockey on Thursday, April 16, 2020

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