EYHA is proudly affiliated with the Toronto East Enders GTHL Organization.
2020/21 House League & Select CANCELLED
September 28, 2020
Because of the various challenges that COVID-19 presents, the Executive members of East York Hockey Association have made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming 2020/2021 hockey season. This applies to all our House League and Select programs. After hours of discussion, consultation and consideration this difficult decision was made; however, the focus of our league has always been to provide our community`s children with a fun, healthy and safe hockey environment. At this time, especially with the number of COVID cases rising and a second wave anticipated, we cannot foresee how that can be achieved at the rink and within the House League and Select environment.
Registration refunds will be issued within the next several days. All players registered in the 2019-2020 season will still be considered as returning players for the 2021-2022 season
The GTHL has created a “Return to Hockey Plan” that all leagues must abide by, forecasting that hockey may be back to normal in December or January; however, the GTHL is also being guided by the Ministry of Health and the Government protocols. This plan was created back when the daily COVID19 cases were much lower than they are currently. Given that the number of cases have been rising over the past few weeks and we may be facing another sort of lockdown, we feel that the GTHL plan may not be realistic for House League.
As a non-profit organization that is run completely by volunteers, we have also determined that we do not have the man/woman power to be able to comply with the Government’s or GTHL’s Safety protocols regarding Covid19, and in an increasingly litigious environment regarding the Club’s liability.
Please note, no player, coach or off-ice official will be registered with Hockey Canada for this season, and will not have any insurance coverage this season through our organization.
Our Seasonal Ice Contract with the City of Toronto could not be renewed on a month by month basis, nor would we be able to cancel the contract should another shutdown occur (cost impact and no refunds). If any person or coach wanted to rent ice, you will do so on your own accord and without using our club name or backing. The GTHL will consider this type of action to be a non-sanctioned hockey activity and you will need to understand that you are renting ice at your own risk and the players are NOT insured.
We will notify everyone regarding Registration for the 2021/2022 season and also for Select Tryout dates. Details will also be updated on our website – www.eastyorkhockey.org
Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times. Stay safe and healthy.
Best regards, EYHA