The Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey Association is moving forward with plans to commence with the 2019-20 season on schedule with an abundance of precautions for COVID-19.
“We are working hard on our Return to Play for this September,” confirmed Kathy Irving, executive administrator for the CVMHA.
“It is going to take a lot of work but we think we can successfully get our 400 players back on the ice for our Sept. 7 start date.”
Irving added it’s going to take a concerted effort from the organization’s volunteers to meet the COVID-19 safety plan required by Fuller Lake, Cowichan Community Centre and Lake Cowichan arenas, but they’re up for the task.
“We have contacted all of our players and have had a positive response,” she noted. “The season will look quite different with restrictions on players allowed on the ice and limited spectators in our buildings.
“This is what Stage 3 will allow us and we are looking forward to having our players back on the ice.”
Kelly Grooms is returning as president and a few new faces round out the executive following the annual general meeting.