Tornados back on the ice with restrictions

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The TNT Tornados have announced they will be resuming hockey activity as of February 20.

The return to the ice comes as the region has gone back into the “red zone” after almost two months in a province wide lock-down.

Even though they are back on the ice, it doesn’t mean they will be back to league play.

The Red Zone restrictions mean there are a lot of limits as to what players and parents can do in the arena.

There will only be a maximum of ten players, two coaches, and one trainer allowed on the ice.

Parents or guardians will not be allowed in the arena.

The only exception to this is one parent or guardian may enter to help tie or untie skates and make sure helmets are properly put in place.

Once the player is on the ice, the parent or guardian must leave until the player is back off the ice.

Players should arrive dressed to play as dressing rooms will not be available.No games or scrimmages will be allowed.

Players can only enter the arena 15 minutes prior to their scheduled ice time.Minor Hockey executives are planning to run this current program until the end of April.

They will follow the current situation closely and if the region moves to a yellow or orange alert, they will adjust play on the ice ac-cordingly.

For House League, there will be one 50-minute practice per week.

For competitive House League there will be two practice times on the ice each week.

The move to get back on the ice follows provincial and health region guidelines and protocols for sporting activities in the region.

Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times