Minor hockey cancelled for at least a month

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Minor Hockey players probably won’t see ice time until a least February.

After the change to a Code Red alert, most minor hockey clubs in the region immediately cancelled all games and practices as a temporary measure with a predicted return to the ice in early January.

That would have meant teams could be on the ice for practices with restrictions on how they proceed and a limited number of players on the ice.

However, with the entire province going into a lockdown stage, minor hockey won’t be on the ice at all dur-ing the current situation.

arenas and town facilities are closed for the duration of the lock-down.

The TNT Tornados Minor Hockey has announced that the season will be paused until at least January 23.

The Club emphasized that the Jan-uary date is only a possibility. The Club will have to monitor the situation and make adjustments as things evolve.

That means the January 23, date is only the earliest possible date hockey activities could resume.

If the province eases the current restrictions, teams could possibly be back on the ice for practices.

However, even if the lock-down is lifted, minor hockey associations will still have to abide what individual municipalities decide to do with their facilities.

If the lockdown is lifted, munici-palities still have the option of keep-ing rinks and other tness venues closed for a longer period of time.

the lockdown is in effect, some municipalities have decided to keep some venues open.

Some out-door skating rinks will be available.

Players and parents can keep on top of the current hockey situation by visiting hockey club websites that will be providing information about when and if hockey activities will again get underway.

Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times