MMHA is committed to getting players back on the ice in the most safe and efficient manner. It is our intention to offer each player a minimum of 2 ice times per week as in previous years, however we must work through the logistics of it all.
We are planning on starting ice times for some of our skaters starting the week of September 21st. At this time, we are scheduling times for teams where coaching staff is in place. Please be patient as we continue to try to organize the groups and coaches for this over the next week(s) for the other teams. All ice times will be posted on the MMHA website on September 20. 2020.
There is a 48-participant limit per arena. Due to this MMHA is restricting the number of parents/guardians in the building at all times. For the younger age groups (U5, U7, U9) one parent/guardian is able to enter the arena after the players have entered. This parent/guardian will need to perform a self-screening prior to entering and will be required to give their name to the volunteer at the front door. This parent must stay for the duration of the ice time and exit from the designated exit. All physical distancing, directional arrows and seating restrictions as laid out by the City of Merritt must be adhered to. There will be no in/out privileges. For the older age groups (U11, U13, U15, U18) the participants allowed per arena will be players, coaches, managers and safety people. The MMHA Board has decided that the players are the priority and we hope that all parents respect these rules. If we do not adhere to this strict number in the arenas the City will revoke our ice times. This will apply to all MMHA participants, Recreation and Rep included. Once numbers of participants allowed in the building increase, we will definitely open the doors to more parents and spectators. We are hopeful that this will be soon.
If you are interested in coaching any of the following please contact the email address below. Unfortunately at this time, we will not be able to offer ice times to these groups as we do not have the staff in place.
We are also in need of team managers for
If after reading this you would like to be considered for a position as a volunteer coach, manager or safety person for a team, please look under the volunteer page on our website for the required qualifications. If at that time you are still interested please contact Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and instructions.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate this season of hockey.