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Updated Hockey Related Postponements and Cancellations

MH Strongly Recommends All Youth Hockey Activities Be Postponed Effective Immediately  (MN Hockey, 3-16-2020)

As more organizations, schools and businesses close their operations, Minnesota Hockey has announced the postponements of CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance tryouts and skill clinics scheduled for March and April. Other Minnesota Hockey associations, programs and teams have also postponed planned activities. Minnesota Hockey is appreciative of those efforts, and we would like to take this time to urge all associations to do the same and postpone any activities in the near future if they haven’t already. This includes end-of-season banquets, team parties and any on-ice activities.

CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Programs Cancelled  -  2020 SPRING TRYOUTS, FESTIVALS AND SUMMER CAMPS CANCELLED  (MN Hockey, 3-20-2020)

Minnesota Hockey announced it has cancelled the 2020 CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance programs that were to be played at locations across the state this spring and summer, due to the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID19). The cancellations include tryouts, spring festivals and development camps at all levels: Boys & Girls HP 14, Boys & Girls HP 15, Boys & Girls 16, Boys & Girls 17, Ted Brill Great 8, Boys National Invitational Tournament and Girls National Invitational Tournament.

Minnesota D2 Board Meeting and Town Hall Meeting (including Board Elections), scheduled for April 26th, is most likely postponed.  Please check back as the date gets closer.

5 Keys to Keeping Your Kids Active and Healthy At Home

Current events have required changes in our routines and cancellations of events and activities. This has all dramatically impacted all of our lives.

Now imagine being a child... The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention both recommend children and adolescents perform at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily with many educators recommend breaking that into multiple sessions.   (Article Link)

NHL observations: Season ‘pause’ because of the coronavirus has an unpredictable aura

Eleven games were on Saturday’s NHL schedule. In one of them the Kings, whose kids and veterans had found a successful balance during a seven-game winning streak, were going to host the Ducks at Staples Center. Both teams were out of playoff positions, but pride and history always bring emotions to their matchups...  Article Link

Stuck, Quarantined, Isolated – Ways to Stay Active

As you are stuck inside your house and forced to social distance yourself as uncertainties continue to rise surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), this is a good time for athletes to stay active and accountable to their training plan.     (Article Link) 

USA Hockey Shares COVID-19 Information

As USA Hockey continues adapting to the coronavirus situation, the safety of participants always remains our top priority. Thank you to all players, parents, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers for your continued passion and support for hockey in the United States and we’re all looking forward to returning to more normal times as soon as possible. In the meantime, all updates related to the coronavirus situation can be found here.

2019-2020 D2 Playoff Update

The 2019-2020 regular hockey season has come to a close.  A very special thank you to:

All Coaches; for their daily dedication, for sharing their time and talents and for fostering a love for the game.

All Managers; the countless hours spent "behind the scenes" to ensure that things ran smoothly (and were fun) is much appreciated.

All Parents; who drove, cheered, froze, paid the hockey tab and willingly adjusted the family schedule around hockey.

All Board Members; there would be no youth hockey without your additional time, ideas and commitment to your association.

All Referees; who kept our kids safe, helped to teach the game and continued to come back again and again even when things may have gotten rough.

Finally, during the past couple weeks, 129 teams throughout District 2 each played to earn the top spot in their bracket.  Thank you to Dave Hursh, Kevin Souja, Terry Thorshiem and many other D2 board members who worked for months to organize (and then work at) the D2 playoffs.  It was a huge undertaking and a great success.

Don't forget to check back on the D2 webpage to see how our teams play through regions and state tournaments.  Best wishes to all players who just played their last youth hockey game.  "To play the game is good, to win is better but to love the game is best of all."

 

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