COVID-19 Office Update

Greetings,

 

Effective Thursday, March 19 2020, Hockey Winnipeg’s office will be closed to the public until further notice. We will, however, allow people to enter the office strictly for deliveries and pickups (please knock on the door and someone will be with you shortly). All Hockey Winnipeg staff can be reached via email:

Ian McArton, Executive Director – executivedirector@hockeywinnipeg.ca

Brent Poplawski, Development Coordinator – development@hockeywinnipeg.ca

Michele Comeau, Registrar – registrar@hockeywinnipeg.ca

Hailey Dubell, Administrative Assistant – reception@hockeywinnipeg.ca

 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you and stay safe/healthy!

 

– Hockey Winnipeg staff

COVID 19 Update as of 8:11pm March 12

Good Evening,

As per Hockey Canada and Hockey Manitoba, all sanctioned minor hockey activities for the foreseeable future have been cancelled.

I know that Hockey Winnipeg issued a statement just a few hours ago that we would continue to play but this situation hands changed rapidly and we will follow the direction of the National Organization as they are looking out for the safety of all players and volunteers nation-wide.

All games that are currently underway may be finished but any game that has not yet started will not be allowed to take place. Please let all participants know that Hockey Winnipeg is doing what has been determined best by Hockey Canada.

More information will follow tomorrow morning.

Regards,

Ian McArton
Executive Director
Hockey Winnipeg

 

 

Hockey Winnipeg is taking the threat of the COVID 19 Virus very seriously, however there are less than 100 reported cases in Canada and one diagnosed in Manitoba which was today.

We value the safety of our members and we will continue to monitor all developments related to the virus over the coming days.

Hockey Winnipeg is recommending the following protocols be followed at all hockey activities:

  • No hand shakes – gloves should remain on for “fist bumps” instead of hand shakes
  • No sharing of water bottles – bottles should be kept clean and not shared with others
  • No spitting at any time
  • If you are felling ill, please stay at home

Hockey Winnipeg is following the leadership and Guidance of Hockey Canada and Hockey Manitoba to ensure that we are taking the proper steps to facilitate our programs without endangering our members.  This virus is not widespread in Manitoba and by taking the appropriate precautions and being aware the public should not be alarmed.  We will be providing updates as more information becomes available to us.

At this point in time all Hockey Winnipeg Scheduled events will proceed as planned.

2020 Spring Programs

2020 Peewee Cup & Rising Stars Plus+

 

Hockey Winnipeg’s 2020 Peewee Cup development program will be taking place at Gateway Sportsplex between March 30-April 6. The program is open to 12 year-old (2007 born) AA peewee male players in Winnipeg. Each participant will be placed on one of six development teams. Each team will participate in 2 – on-ice skill development sessions (between March 30-April 2) and 5 – round robin style competition games (between April 3-April 6). Registration will be available in mid-late February. The registration fee for this program is $150. The Hockey Winnipeg Peewee Cup also serves as the precursor to Hockey Manitoba’s Rising Stars Plus+ program. The top players from the Peewee Cup will be invited to the Hockey Manitoba Rising Stars Plus+ program. Each player in the Rising Stars Plus+ program will receive approximately 6 – on-ice skill development sessions between April 8-April 30 (locations/times TBD) and then participate in the Hockey Manitoba Rising Stars Cup tournament between May 1-May 3 at the Bell MTS Iceplex. Please note there will be additional charges for those participating in the Rising Stars Plus+ program.

2020 VP Cup & Director’s Cup

 

Hockey Winnipeg’s 2020 Vice President’s Cup development program will be taking place at Gateway Sportsplex between March 30-April 6. The program is open to 13 year-old (2006 born) Bantam 2 AAA male players and Bantam AA all-star male players in Winnipeg. Each participant will be placed on one of six development teams. Each team will participate in 2 – on-ice skill development sessions (between March 30-April 2) and 5 – round robin style competition games (between April 3-April 6). Registration will be available in mid-late February. The registration fee for this program is $150. The Hockey Winnipeg VP Cup also serves as the precursor to Hockey Manitoba’s Director’s Cup program. The top players from the VP Cup will be invited to the Hockey Manitoba Director’s Cup program. Each player in the Director’s Cup will receive approximately 6 – on-ice skill development sessions between April 8-April 30 (locations/times TBD) and then participate in the Hockey Manitoba Director’s Cup tournament between May 1-May 3 at the Bell MTS Iceplex. Please note there will be additional charges for those participating in the Director’s Cup program.

 

2020 Female Peewee Prospects

 

Hockey Winnipeg will be handling the registration process (except for the payment) for Winnipeg female peewee players who are eligible to participate in Hockey Manitoba’s 2020 Female Peewee Prospects program. The Female Peewee Prospects program is a skill development program for 1st and 2nd year female peewee players (11 and 12 year-olds). Each participant will receive approximately 6-8 one hour on-ice skill development sessions between April 1-April 23 (locations/times TBD) and then participate in the Hockey Manitoba Female Peewee Prospects tournament between April 24-April 26 in Portage la Prairie (Stride Place Arena & Portage Mutual Arena). Registration will be available in early-mid February. Registration for the program is limited and based on category. All 1st and 2nd year female AA peewee all-star players will be able to register for the program first. Depending on the number of spots that are still available, registration will then be open to other female AA peewee players.

 

If you have any questions about these programs, please contact Brent Poplawski at development@hockeywinnipeg.ca