RETURN-TO-PLAY RESOURCE PAGE
The purpose of this resource page is to provide our members with the most up-to-date information regarding the Covid-19 situation and how it impacts our Return-to-Play (RTP) protocol. Included below are links to resources available from Hockey Canada, BC Hockey, PCAHA, and viaSport. LMHA will continue to monitor and update our facility RTP plans as required. This resource page will include the most current information available therefore we recommend you visit this page frequently to stay on top of the ever-changing situation.
*Please note that all Return-to-Play documents are considered "live" meaning they will be updated as required by the above-mentioned and the Provincial Health Authority. It is the responsibility of the member to remain current with all RTP protocol.
LMHA Return-to-Play Plans
For the health and safety of our members and the entire community, it is imperative that all participants are vigilant with respect to abiding by all Return-to-Play protocol. We must do our part and stop the spread of Covid-19. For this reason, we will require our membership to acknowledge a Participant Agreement Waiver which is a part of your ePACT file.
LMHA Return-To-Play Safety Procedure and Protocols (September.12.2020)
Check-in Protocols for Goalie Skills and Combine (September.11.2020)
Langley MHA Protocol for Combine Testing
LMHA General Season Plan (2020-21) - LMHA Phase 1 - EVALUATION PHASE (August.28.2020) - Release 1
Facility Use and Protocol
Members are responsible to remain up-to-date on the various requirements specific to each facility. It is imperative that all participants follow the direction of the arena staff with respect to entrance, exit, building/arena capacity, high traffic areas, dressing room protocol, and all other health and safety guidelines. Physical distancing of a minimum of 2 metres (6 feet) is required at ALL times. No exceptions.
Please review the following facility Return-to-Play requirements:
Planning a Safe Return to Hockey
The overall safety of BC Hockey participants is our top priority and to provide resources to those involved in hockey via an online e-learning course for parents, coaches, officials, and safety people involved is helping hockey return.
Hockey Canada has developed an online course to inform players, parents, safety people, officials, and coaches on how to navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19 called: ‘Planning a Safe Return to Hockey’.
The course is mandatory for: coaches, safety people and officials prior to registering for the 2020-21 season. It is also available and suggested for parents to educate themselves regarding the protocols in place for their child(ren). LMHA requires all volunteers to complete this course as well. If you do not have a Hockey Canada profile, you will need to create an E-Hockey account otherwise you will be required to login to your E-Hockey account.
This course takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and there is no charge. The ‘Planning a Safe Return to Hockey’ course can be accessed through the Hockey University platform by clicking on the button below.
Following the course, the participant Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) profile will be updated. If you do not have an existing profile in HCR, we request that you print/save your certificate of completion as a PDF or take a screenshot.
You must complete the five (5) question survey at the end of the course in order to be issued your certification for the course.
Health Check by TeamSnap
New this season! LMHA will require all participants to use the TeamSnap Health Check function prior to ALL LMHA ice times/events. Health Check will be added to and associated with each upcoming event on your team and association schedule. 8 hours before each event’s start time, the Health Check session will open up for participants to go in and take a quick self-assessment within their TeamSnap app. It takes just a few minutes! If cleared to participate, players are eligible to attend the corresponding ice time/event. TeamSnap does not store the specific responses to each question, only the status of whether the participant was cleared. The status of a participant's clearance is ONLY available to trusted team officials and is NOT visible to other players and parents. For further privacy reasons, the status details are only stored for 90-days. Health check is compatible with TeamSnap for iOS version 5.8.0 (or later) and TeamSnap for Android version 6.9.0 (or later). Members are required to update their app to the latest version. Please note that this feature will not be available until there is a scheduled event posted in TeamSnap.
Please click on the image below to watch a short video on how this function works!
Hockey Canada - "The health and safety of everyone involved in the game will determine when we return, not our desire to get back on the ice. When our country is ready, Hockey Canada will be ready. Until then, continue to follow the guidelines set by your provincial and territorial government to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Only by working together will we be able to make a difference and safely return".
For an overview including Safety & Protocols, Regulations, Seasonal Structure, and regular updates, please visit:
Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic, BC Hockey along with health authorities, Hockey Canada and member Associations will be providing updates on return to play parameters as they become available. Click below to view their latest resource documents:
LMHA attends weekly calls with other Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Associations to remain up-to-date on the latest return-to-play plans for the 2020/21 Season. The timeline for returning to game play is dependent on the current situation and protocol outlined by the Provincial Health Authority and all other governing bodies.