January 8, 2021 Good Day Blast Family The Province has extended the lockdown, hence halting hockey programming until January 23, 2021. Your NCMHA Board is working on all possible scenarios and will communicate further as we work through this very challenging time. Hockey programming had normally been cancelled through the March break, but in light of…

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Happy Holidays Blast Family, I wish I was sending this out with better news, however as most of you have already heard the Ontario Government is putting our district into a 2 week lockdown commencing December 26th.  As such our hockey season will have a delayed start to Block 2.  Our new program start date…

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Date: December 16, 2020  To: NOHA Membership  From: Sue Shepherdson  Re: Participation in Multiple Leagues The NOHA has recently received inquiries about participating in multiple leagues/cohorts. Ontario Regulation 364/20 provides the rules that are to be followed in the COVID-19 pandemic  (O. Reg. 364/20: RULES FOR AREAS IN STAGE 3 (ontario.ca)). Specifically, see below the…

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Dear NCMHA Members, The city is no longer asking people to sign in at arena entrances.  They have indicated that individual user groups are now solely responsible for all contact tracing of their participants.  This means that it is increasingly important that all players and team staff update their availability prior to all ice times. …

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Hello Parents, Some of you are surely thinking that we are taking the city’s arena guidelines too far with respect to our recent enforcement message.  It has just come to our attention that Valley East Minor Hockey Association has not taken it quite as seriously.  Arena staff had to kick out a substantial number of…

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Good Evening Blast Family The first thing I would like to say is Thank You for your support and understanding. The decision to pause was not an easy one for your board to make but as stated earlier based on the uncertainty going into the weekend regarding the exposure we feel confident in our decision. The…

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The NCMHA’s primary objective is to provide an opportunity to the children in the association to play hockey.  It has come to our attention that some families have either misinterpreted or disregarded the “Greater Sudbury Arena User Group Covid-19 Guidelines – V 2.4” The guideline clearly states “Spectators are permitted to enter the arena but…

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Dear NCMHA Parents and Players, As many of you are aware there has been a positive case of Covid-19 at Northeastern Elementary School. Although the person in question is not a member of our association, some kids that are have been asked to self-isolate. This contact with members of our association affects many age groups…

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Good morning all, With the growing number of cases in the Greater Sudbury area it is critical that we all do our part and be diligent with following the guidelines.  It is critical that masks be worn at ALL times (yes, even dressing rooms!), except when on the ice engaged in intense physical activity, if…

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Good day Blast Family! The safety protocols listed below have been put in place the City of Greater Sudbury, Hockey Canada and the NCMHA. Please go through these protocols with your player. Arenas The list of Greater Sudbury COVID-19 safety guidelines can be found here. Separate entrance and exit doors are marked. Hand sanitizer must…

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