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Notice Regarding Return to Play Structure and Registration Fees
Submitted By admin on Friday, September 4, 2020
The Woodstock Wildcats Girls Hockey Association is excited to announce details of our return to play program.    We have secured ice with the city of for the 2020/2021 hockey season. And our application for Return to Play has been approved by the OWHA.

Our Ice times for the Months of September and October will all be at the Reeves Community Complex – Southwood Arena.  After October 31st –  Ice Allocation TBD. 

Now that registration is nearly full for all age categories, players will be put onto an appropriate team based on age and skill level.  As there are no tryouts, teams will be selected by the current Wildcats coaches. 

Woodstock Wildcats ice time will commence at the Southwood Arena Starting on Friday, September 11th, 2020. 

**Health Screening and safety Protocols will need to be followed.  

**We will be urging parents to download the RAMP app in order to fill out the health screening questionnaire, however, this has not set up yet.  More info to come. 

(Full September & October schedule to be released on the website shortly) 

Up until the end of October each team will receive 15 – 1 hour ice times with the main focus being on player and skill development.   

Each team will receive 2 on-ice sessions with Kelly Paton (Head Coach of the Laurier Golden Hawks Women’s Hockey team) which will be pre-scheduled for each team within the 15 ice times allotted. 

As per our Woodstock Wildcats Return to play OWHA Application:

 

Woodstock Wildcats season begins on September 11th, 2020.  Opening segment lasting at least until October 2nd, will permit only Skill Development Programs - No Contact, skills and drills focus complying with all physical distancing requirements.

 

Upon OWHA approval and guidelines of Stage 3 Modified Programming, In October, teams within our association may form an Extended group with other teams from other associations to form Extended Groups not exceeding the 50 participants as permitted, to have modified games.

(Structure and Modified game play will be based on OWHA guidelines. More information on this to follow.) 

 

The cost for the first 2 months (Sept – Oct) of ice sessions including our OWHA registration is:
$225.00 per player. 

 

**This fee needs to be paid ASAP and must be paid and received prior to stepping on the ice for your first ice time. 

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Payment Options: 

Interac E-Transfer 

**Please note, due to CRA changes to Business PayPal accounts, we are no longer able to accept season registration through PayPal.** 

To pay by E-Transfer: 

Send the e-transfer amount to "[email protected]". 

The password should be set to "hockey".  

** Be sure to include your players name in the description. We want to make sure the payment gets applied to the right person. 

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**Additional fees for the remainder of the season will be determined as the season progresses past October 2020.  

**We ask for everyone's patience and openness as we continue to work with the OWHA and the local health units moving forward with return to hockey.   

For more information on the OHWA return to hockey information please visit the OWHA website http://owha.on.ca/

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The City of Woodstock has provided us with detailed protocols that will need to be followed when coming to the complex.  Please see attached document and review prior to your first ice time.
City_of_Woodstock_Arena_User_Return_to_Play_document

The Association is in the process of completing our own COVID-19 protocols.  They will be posted to our association webpage under the COVID-19 tab.  Please watch for them to be posted and familiarize yourself with them. 

NOTES AS PER OWHA:

i. No tryouts are permitted. Players will be assigned to a Group / Team and the association will determine the best approach for tiered structure based on the numbers and caliber of participants and will also work with other associations for the benefit of all players.

ii. Associations may assign specific Groups to be part of Extended Groups of participants within the numbers permitted. No player or Group may be part of more than 1 Extended Group.

iii. If & When tryouts are permitted, there will be a process to adjust the administrative team rosters.

iv. No pick-ups or integration will be allowed between Groups or Extended Groups and there will be no league or tournament play.

v. A player in an OWHA Group may not be a part of any other hockey participant group.

*Additional information and modification of programming may transpire as directed by OWHA, Hockey Canada, and local health unit (municipality), which will be updated as such information is received.

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