With the Hockey Canada decision to cancel the Hockey Season this is a disappointing end for our teams that were still competing in playoffs but I think it was the right decision to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
To the players still competing in playoffs I am sorry that your season has ended this way.
Any planned on ice events for your team are to be canceled with this mandate from Hockey Canada and team wind up parties are completely discretionary.
This decision also impacts our spring camps we were holding especially the Bantam Alberta Cup prep camp which is now cancelled. For those of you that had registered your payment had not been processed and it will not be processed.
We have other camps planned for later this spring that have not been advertised as of yet will post on the website the future of these camps as the Covid-19 situation develops over the next few weeks.
All updates to Hockey Camps and the Hockey Program will be posted on the CAC website.
See you all next season,
CAC Hockey Program Administrator
The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer, on the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Without question, this an unprecedented period of difficulty for the sports world. The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Hockey Canada.
After much consultation with the Hockey Canada membership, our chief medical officer and public health officials, the Hockey Canada Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities*, including our national championships, until further notice, effective Friday, March 13, 2020.
We recognize the tremendous effort that has been put forth all year by individuals across the country as they participate in Canada’s game. Although it is difficult to process the hockey season ending abruptly, we feel this is the best course of action in order to do our part in keeping our country safe.”
*Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities include all Hockey Alberta-sanctioned activities (including games, practices, camps and Provincial Championships).