President Message & New Schedule, News (South Muskoka Minor Hockey Association)

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Oct 30, 2021 | Sarah Geer | 973 views
President Message & New Schedule
Bears Families,

This is a LONG one, READ TO THE END PLEASE :) :) :) :) :)

1. Bracebridge and Gravenhurst arenas along with arena across the province are lifting capacity and social distancing restrictions.  The new protocols will be on our COVID INFO tab for your reference.  While this is amazing news, we still need to remain diligent with our COVID SCREENING.  This is mandatory across the province. 

Your amazing managers will be cross referencing at the door to ensure that you have completed it.  This is for everyone's protection.  Security or arena staff will still check for your vaccination card as well.

Our southern neighbouring community had a tragic incident among their Men's League where all men were double vaccinated and 15 of them ended up sick with Covid.  Sadly, they also lost one of their beloved players.  We cannot focus blame on anything or anyone but take it as a learning opportunity to avoid happening it again.

Now more than ever, it is IMPERATIVE and RESPONSIBLE to keep your player home with ANY symptom that can mimic COVID symptoms.

Seek Covid testing from the COVID ASSESSMENT CENTER & WHILE WAITING FOR RESULTS, PLEASE KEEP PLAYERS HOME IF THEY HAVE:



As an adult spectator call 911 if have or are:


As an adult spectator PLEASE STAY HOME if you have:


********If you have recieved a notice from the school about a close contact, have symptoms and are seeking testing you need to contact your coach, myself (Sarah, president) or Shannon (vice president) ASAP so we can give you instructions on next steps.  These conversations are confidential and imperative to keep everyone safe from spreading symptoms.*********

2. NEW SCHEDULE!!!!! NOVEMBER 1st!!!!!!! (Please follow the website schedule this weekend up until Oct 31st)  

It has been a very long and tiring process to make a schedule happen for players since the summer.  I THINK we have our final one for the year (all depends on the province of course).  With the elimination of 30 minutes inbetween practices in Bracebridge, we are able to finally provide everyone an ice practice. 

Each team will receive their own ice time (no sharing minus U9 LL) starting NOVEMBER 1st.  

Your Manager's will send you a notice about what it will look like starting NOVEMBER 1st.

ALWAYS, ALWAYS check the website for changes and if you SUBSCRIBE to your team any changes will go to your smart device.  Changes should be very minimal from now on. 

For the New Schedule starting NOVEMBER 1st please click HERE
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