News and Announcements
Congratulations to all of our Sudbury Nickel Capitals players who made the team!!!! They are:
Please see the attached document for more information. Way to go, Nickel Capitals!!! Keep up the goos work!!
The document 2021-2022_Team_NOHA_Roster_Announcement.docx was attached to this post.
OHF Bulletin 22-10 Mask Mandate for Remainder of 21-22 Season
Please see the latest OHF Bulletin 22-10 – Mask Mandate for Remainder of 2021-2022 Season
The Ontario Hockey Federation Board of Directors have made the decision to continue to maintain masking requirements, as outlined in the OHF Return to Hockey Framework, for the remainder of the 2021-22 Minor Hockey Season. The OHF Return to Hockey Framework requires that players and coaches must be wearing a mask while in the dressing room and for Coaches to wear a mask while on the bench.
An exemption from these requirements have been made for all Junior and Senior hockey, although the OHF strongly recommends they continue to mask by the same requirements outlined in the OHF Return to Hockey Framework.
The OHF would like to emphasize that all programs, regardless of level, are ultimately required to adhere to all public health, municipal and facility policies, and directives, if more restrictive than the current provincial guideline or OHF exemptions exist. As well, patrons and participants are fully expected to adhere to facility health requirements and expectations. It is the responsibility of all individuals, teams, and patrons to familiarize themselves with the current requirements of a facility. Requirements from facilities may include masking expectations, dressing room use, warm-up/cool-down, arrival times, etc.
Finally, it should also be noted that the OHF has a zero-tolerance policy for any form of harassment or bullying as it relates to masking decisions.
The OHF mask mandate is set to expire at the conclusion of OHF Championships; April 24, 2022. Meaning, the OHF will not require masks with the commencement of spring evaluations on April 25, however, we note that an OHF Member does have the authority to set such requirements.
The document Mar_24_OHF.pdf was attached to this post.
As you are aware, the Provincial Government no longer requires masks in many settings, which took effect today.
The OHF Return to Hockey Framework presently is in Stage 3, which DOES state that masks are required in dressing rooms and on the benches for bench staff.
While there will be further direction coming from the OHF as early as March 22, please ensure that your Teams are aware that they will need to follow the current directive under the OHF Return to Hockey Framework, which does require masks to be worn as directed above.
NOHA Executive Director
Please see the attached inaugural issue of the SMHA Newsletter
The document NEWSLETTER.1_AV.pdf was attached to this post.
Please see the attached letter from NOHA
The document NOHA_Vaccination_Policy_Update_-_February_23__2022.pdf was attached to this post.