Girls hockey plan to play through

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While the move to a Code Red alert in the region has caused many hockey organizations to temporarily cancel all on-ice activity, girl's hockey clubs have made the decision to play through the current situation.

The Clearview IceCats have announced that they will continue playing until the Christmas break.

However, with the Code Red alert, the organization will have to adjust how they play.

“After consultation with the Executive Committee, we have decided to continue with our scheduled ice until the Christmas Break,” the Club said in an issued statement. “We are currently awaiting decisions from the Town of New Tecumseth on possibly extending ice times to accommodate reduced numbers.”

The IceCats will continue to play, but they must keep in line with restrictions issued by the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit.

As of December14, all hockey activities will be limited to ten players and two coaches on the ice.

Games have been cancelled and only skills training and practice can take place.

The Club is planning to continue after the Christmas break providing the region does not add further restrictions or increase the alert level to the Grey alert. A Grey Alert would mean a lock-down situation and arenas would be closed for all activity.

The IceCats aren't the only girl's hockey organization who have decided to continue on-ice programs.

The Orangeville Tigers have also decided to keep practicing and a have full slate of activity planned. However, they will be following the same guidelines with regards to Red Alert restrictions.

A few other girl's hockey clubs have had no choice but to cancel all hockey operations.

The Guelph Gryphons of the Guelph Girls Hockey Association have announced that have cancelled all games and practices.

They had no choice as the City of Guelph closed all arenas when it was announced the region was going into a Red Alert.

Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times