News and Announcements
Please find attached the updated NOHA VIDEO REVIEW POLICY, as approved by the NOHA Board of Directors.
Note that the change is with respect to the timeline to submit a video request which has been amended from 24 hours to 72 hours.
Please ensure that all of your Teams are aware of the policy.
The document NOHA_Video_Review_Policy.pdf was attached to this post.
Hockey Canada has released a new Maltreatment Rule for the 2021-2022 season. Find the official press release HERE.
You can also access the Hockey Canada Rule Book, with the new rule here: rulebook_casebook_e.pdf (hockeycanada.ca)
In an effort to educate Associations and Coaches/Team Officials on the new Maltreatment rule, the NOHA has planned an additional session to be held via Zoom where we will review the new Maltreatment rule. See the link below:
November 22 at 7:00 p.m. – https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvceuorD8iH9wi_NJala8U57YTO3Cf75Zr
Registration is required for these sessions.
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.
If you have any questions, please contact your local Council Director. You can find their information on our website here: Click Here
The NOHA Board of Directors has approved a motion that will require proof of COVID-19 immunization for all eligible Participants (12 years of age and above and unless exempted), including Players, Team Officials, On-Ice Officials, Staff and Volunteers, in order to participate in NOHA sanctioned programming. Eligible participants will be required to be fully vaccinated by October 31, 2021.
- This is a NOHA policy
- Participants require their first dose by Sept 17 and to be fully vaccinated by the 31st. We should be asking for proof of vaccination at the first tryout ,If the participant states they intend to have the vaccine in timeframe above they will be able to skate. We will just caution them that if they are not fully vaccinated by Oct 31 they will be removed from the ice .
- You can choose to express your concerns to NOHA by contacting them directly as it is an NOHA policy.
The document Letter_to_NOHA_Membership_-_COVID_19_Vaccination_-_September_8__2021.pdf was attached to this post.