Released: December 3, 2020
The following document provides supplemental information and requirements for hockey participation in the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association and replaces the previously issued guidance for NEW JERSEY TEAMS only, dated November 19, 2020. It is based upon NJ Governor Murphy Executive Order 204 of November 30, 2020. Please contact your Club President with any questions, so they can manage the questions through their Leagues and the Affiliate.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Executive Order 204, issued on November 30th, 2020, and states (in part):
This order effectively “pauses” all “organized, group or competitive” ice hockey games and team practices in an indoor setting within the State of New Jersey until January 2, 2021, unless otherwise modified by the New Jersey Governor.
The Affiliate recognizes and sanctions indoor skills training sessions for USA Hockey registered athletes taught by USA Hockey registered and accredited coaches through their respective Clubs, and subject to capacity requirements for recreational facilities as determined by the State of New Jersey.
The Affiliate recommends that its member players, coaches and officials refrain from unnecessary travel.
GAMES & PRACTICES AT NEW JERSEY OUTDOOR FACILITIES: Permitted
GAMES & PRACTICES AT NEW JERSEY INDOOR FACILITIES: Not Permitted
ATHLETE SKILLS AND TRAINING SESSIONS – INDOORS: Permitted
SPECTATORS: None, by State order, indoor or outdoor
OUT-OF-STATE ATHLETES: Permitted if they are currently on the New Jersey Team roster.
USE OF LOCKERS: Not Permitted, by State order, only for handwashing and/or lavatory use.
MASK REQUIREMENTS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER (OUTDOOR) GAMES BY COACHES: Required
MASK REQUIREMENTS IN GAMES BY OFFICIALS: Not required
The Affiliate will dispatch supervisors and rely on other information sources to verify compliance.
Violations of State-required COVID-19 mitigation requirements highlighted herein will be subject to a disciplinary hearing, and verified violations shall subject the Club to penalties, including but not limited to: Club or team season-ending suspension, loss of tournament-bound status not to exceed three (3) years suspension from all AAHA participation of those individuals deemed responsible for the violation(s) for a period not to exceed (3) years.