Hockey Manitoba’s Return to Play as of November 5th

Hockey Winnipeg is currently following Hockey Manitoba’s Return to Play Plan.  The updated version of the Plan can be found by visiting the following link: http://www.hockeymanitoba.ca/return-to-play/

 

Updates on unique steps being taken by Hockey Winnipeg are regularly sent to the Area Associations for implementation.

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenge but if we can continue to be flexible, adhere to the regulations and have a great attitude we can get back to the sport we love!

Hockey Winnipeg Covid 19 Update

OCTOBER 30, 2020 – UPDATE FROM HOCKEY WINNIPEG

There has been an update from the Government of Manitoba. It reads:

The Winnipeg Metropolitan region will move to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System effective Monday, November 2nd. The following measures will be put in place:

Sports and Recreation Activities

  • All recreational facilities, group sports, arcades, bowling, etc. Suspended.
  • All indoor and outdoor sports facilities closed.

Hockey Winnipeg is implementing the following directives:

  • Effective Saturday, October 31st ALL Hockey Winnipeg sanctioned activities must cease and are postponed until further notice
  • This is including but not limited to: practices, development sessions, games, exhibition games, dryland workouts and team functions
  • Hockey Winnipeg teams are NOT permitted to travel outside the city to participate in any hockey activities
  • These directives apply to all levels of play within Hockey Winnipeg including U18 AAA
  • A number of facilities are already closed in Winnipeg.  Before going to the rink tonight please check to see if your facility is still open.

Hockey Winnipeg would like to encourage our members to follow the Provincial guidelines, the sooner we can stop the spread of Covid-19 the sooner we can get back to the rink.

When more information becomes available regarding a return to sanctioned activity it will be shared at that time.

Mask Use Mandatory

Effective September 28, 2020 the use of masks by all participants and spectators at Hockey Manitoba sanctioned events is mandatory. Masks may only be removed when players and coaches put on their helmets to enter the ice surface.

 

This measure is to ensure the safety for all individuals in the minor hockey environment.  Hockey Manitoba sanctioned events include all forms of development sessions, tryouts, practices, games, etc.

Registration now available – 2020/21 Coach Development & Mentorship Program

Registration is now available for the brand-new Hockey Winnipeg Coach Development & Mentorship program!

These clinics are not and cannot be used as a substitute for the any of the Hockey Manitoba Coach 1-Intro to Coach, Coach 2-Coach Level, and Checking Skills 1 certification clinics. The clinics in this program are meant to provide specific and extra education to coaches (and potential coaches) that will help both coaches and players receive the knowledge and skills to have positive experiences in hockey!

The program is free for all Winnipeg coaches (U7-U18 / AAA, AA, A, HL) who choose to attend any of the clinics. Coaches can select/attend as many clinics that pertain to their age group as they would like. All coaches who attend an online clinic will be added to Evolution Hockey’s online application where they will receive weekly practice plans, skill and drill demonstrations, and education materials for the entire season. In order to register for/attend an on-ice clinic at Dutton arena, coaches must have registered for/attended the appropriate/same online clinic topic.

Space is very limited for all online and on-ice clinics and registration is a first-come first-serve basis.

If you have any questions, email development@hockeywinnipeg.ca

 

2020-21 Hockey Winnipeg Coach Development & Mentorship Program

Hockey Winnipeg is pleased to introduce the brand-new Hockey Winnipeg Coach Development and Mentorship Program! In partnership with Evolution Hockey, this program will help educate all Winnipeg coaches with specific topics related to the age groups that they are coaching as well as provide all coaches with the tools and resources to run effective practices this year.

The program is COMPLETELY FREE for all Winnipeg coaches (U7-U18 / AAA, AA, A, HL) who choose to participate. The program consists of 40 one-hour online clinics and 40 one-hour on-ice clinics in total (all clinics are designed with age-specific categories). Coaches can register for/attend as many clinics as they would like. However, coaches should only register for/attend the clinics that pertain to the age group that they are coaching. A breakdown of the clinics is below:

1. Intro to IP (U7 coaches)
2. U9 practice planning (U9 coaches)
3. U9 Skills (U7&U9 coaches)
4. Goaltending 1 (U9&U11 coaches)
5. Goaltending 2 (U13-U18 coaches)
6. Skating 1 (U7-U11 coaches)
7. Skating 2 (U13-U18 coaches)
8. Small Area Skills (U11-U18 coaches)
9. Puck Control (U11-U18 coaches)
10. Shooting & Scoring (U11-U18 coaches)
11. Defending & Awareness (U11-U18 coaches)
12. Position Specific – Forward skills (U11-U18 coaches)
13. Position Specific – Defensive skills (U11-U18 coaches)
14. Small Area Games (all coaches)
15. Hockey Canada app & other resources (all coaches) – online clinic only**

In addition, coaches who attend any of the online clinics will be added to Evolution Hockey’s online application where they will receive weekly practice plans, skill and drill demonstrations, and education materials for the entire season. Use the link below to view the clinic schedule (note – ice times are in yellow):

Coach Clinics Schedule

The on-ice sessions (optional to attend) will take place at Dutton arena and will give coaches the opportunity to directly learn from and work with Evolution Hockey staff members! In order to attend an on-ice session, coaches MUST have attended one of the appropriate online clinics. For example, to attend a U9 Skills (U7&U9 coaches) on-ice clinic, you must have attended a U9 Skills (U7&U9 coaches) online clinic. Helmets are mandatory for all on-ice clinics and participants must bring their own skates, sticks, and gloves.

Please note that these clinics are not and cannot be used as a substitute for the any of the Hockey Manitoba Coach 1-Intro to Coach, Coach 2-Coach Level, and Checking Skills 1 certification clinics. The clinics in this brand-new program are meant to provide specific and extra education to coaches that will help them and their players gain the knowledge and skills to have positive experiences in hockey!

Registration for the clinics will be available on Friday, Sept 18 and will be limited for each clinic – so sign up quickly!

Thank you,

Timekeeper Clinics 2020-2021

Due to COVID-19, Hockey Winnipeg timekeeper clinics will be held differently this year. We are trying to limit our in-person clinics. Participants brand new to timekeeping (Level 1) will be required to attend an in-person clinic. All in-person clinics will adhere to COVID-19 safety measures and guidelines, including reduced class sizes and mandatory masks for all attendees, regardless of the ability to social distance. Participants will be set up with one person per table in a large banquet room.

All returning timekeepers (second year of Level 1 and both levels of Level 2) will be required to attend an online clinic on Zoom. Once you register and select a date and time to attend online, you will receive an email with a Zoom link prior to the clinic, along with the Hockey Winnipeg manual, link to the Hockey Winnipeg rule book and the test portion material.

Prerequisite for Level 1: Participant must be 13 years of age or older. Timekeepers must certify as a Level 1 Timekeeper for two years before moving to Level 2. First year participants in Level 1 must purchase a binder for $10.00.

 

Prerequisite for Level 2: Participant must have completed two years as a level 1 prior to certifying as a Level 2, and must be 15 years of age or older.

There are a limited number of timekeeper positions available each year. Please contact your area hockey association directly for information and to find out whether timekeepers are needed in your area. Attending a timekeeper clinic does not guarantee you a timekeeper position with your hockey association.

 

All timekeepers are required to register each year, including the Level 2 timekeepers exempt from writing the exam. You are exempt once you complete the Level 2 exam for two years. Please register under the Clinic Not Required area. There is no cost to register under Clinic Not Required, but you must have completed 4 years of Hockey Winnipeg timekeeper clinics.

Clinic dates and times will be posted once available.

 

HOCKEY MANITOBA’S PHASE 2 APPROVED

On August 12th the Province of Manitoba approved Phase 2 of Hockey Manitoba’s Return to Play plan(RTP).  This is exciting news in the Hockey community as we are now able to commence certain sanctioned activities as of September 1st.

In order to learn more about the RTP and the specifics regarding Phase 2, please follow think link to the full document:

RTP Plan Aug 12

 

Hockey Winnipeg’s New Executive Officers

Hockey Winnipeg is very excited to welcome two new Executive Officers for the 2020-2021 season.  Both of the Officers are filling previously vacant positions and will play vital roles in delivering hockey programs in the fall.

 

The position of Vice-President, Female has been filled by Nicole Carnegie.  Nicole comes to the Executive of Hockey Winnipeg from SWHA where she has served as the Chair of the Strom Female Hockey Program for a number of years.  Her expertise in Female Hockey and her passion for the game and its participants will be a key asset to the Executive.

 

The position of Vice-President, A Direct Entry has been filled by Mike Segal.  Mike previously served as the President of TMHA and he comes to Hockey Winnipeg’s Officer group with a wealth of experience and knowledge of the A Hockey program.  Mike will play an important role in the advancement of our programs moving forward.

 

Welcome Nicole and Mike!