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NOHA Fairplay Initiative Update
The NOHA is committed to the health and safety of our Participants, and we are continually working with our local Public Health Units, the Ontario Hockey Federation, and Hockey Canada to ensure our hockey procedures are up to date with the latest health measures.
Please see below the NOHA Fair Play Initiative & Handshake Procedure updated October 2021.
Fair Play Initiative
The Hockey Canada procedure is for Officials to approach each bench and meet the Coaches. Officials should not shake hands with Coaches and should maintain proper physical distancing six feet from the bench. Official(s) are encouraged to make eye contact with the Coaches.
This is an excellent opportunity to establish expectations regarding communication with the Coaches, or Captains, during the game. This should also be the standard practice/position if it is necessary to communicate with a Coach during the game.
Hockey Canada has eliminated the practice of pre and post game handshakes between Players and Team Officials as a result of COVID-19. This will remain in effect until otherwise directed.
Officials should not shake hands or bump fists with Players or Coaches. If Coaches approach the Officials on the ice after the game with the intent of shaking hands, a quick wave and thank you as the Official maintains physical distancing would be appropriate.
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