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Hockey Nova Scotia COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Effective: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 To comply with Nova Scotia’s Proof of Vaccine Policy, HNS requires that all Affected Persons be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19, per the remainder of this policy, as a condition of participating in Hockey Nova Scotia Sanctioned Activities per defined timelines. This policy is in strict accordance with the NS Proof of Vaccine Policy and will be amended as required in accordance with that policy. As of October 4, 2021, this policy will apply to all HNS members who are 12 and older. At present, this policy does not apply to HNS members (i.e.: players) under 12 years of age or to hockey spectators. The complete Hockey Nova Scotia COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is available on our Regulations and Policies page and is linked direclty here.
Sep 21, 2021

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EXCLUSIVE TICKET OFFER TO PWHPA SECRET DREAM GAP TOUR IN TRURO

The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association’s (PWHPA) first Secret Dream Gap tour of the 2021-22 season is coming to Truro, N.S. this November and you’re invited!  The PWHPA showcase will take place at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre (RECC) in Truro from Nov. 12-13 and members of Hockey Nova Scotia are eligible for an exclusive ticket offer. Tickets are now being sold to Hockey Nova Scotia members in groups of 25 for just $10 per ticket (plus taxes and ticketing fees).  To purchase tickets through this exclusive offer from our friends at the RECC, please visit the hockeynovascotia.ca website. The RECC will be adhering to all mandated COVID-19 protocols, guidelines, and recommendations from the province and Public Health. When the puck drops in Nova Scotia, it will mark a major milestone for women’s hockey in the region as this will be the first professional women’s hockey game to be hosted in Atlantic Canada.  The showcase will feature Toronto (Team Sonnet), Calgary (Team Scotiabank), Montreal (Team Harvey's) and the PWHPA’s newest hub, Boston (Team Bauer).  The teams will play one game each on Friday, with the winners from each game moving on to play in the championship game on Saturday and the losers facing off in the consolation game. Players will compete for prizes and for season ranking points.  Come watch some of the best players in the world as they face off at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro this November! We can’t wait.

Sep 21, 2021

COVID-19 Update: September 14, 2021

Earlier today, the province announced that the move to Phase 5 of the provincial reopening plan will be delayed until Oct. 4.Sport Nova Scotia has provided an update on today’s announcement. You can find it at the bottom of this email.To read the province’s press release, please click here.As stated in Sport Nova Scotia’s update below, “Starting Oct. 4, people who are 12 and older will need to provide proof of full vaccination to participate in most events and activities that bring groups of people together. While the policy is not yet final, it will apply to participants and spectators for indoor and outdoor sports practices, games, competitions and tournaments as well as indoor and outdoor extracurricular school-based activities, including sports.”We all need to do our part to ensure we get to Phase 5. As part of this effort, we once again strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated to do so.From now until Oct. 4, we would like to remind you that we remain in Phase 4 of the province’s reopening plan. During Phase 4, players, coaches, and officials can practice, train, and compete with up to 59 people in the field of play without social distancing. You are reminded that the field of play refers to the ice surface, team benches, penalty box, timekeeper’s box, and dressing room.Hockey Nova Scotia applied for and received special exemption from the province and Sport Nova Scotia to allow for a group of this size to be permitted in the field of play during Phase 4. It allows for competition between two teams. To learn more about Phase 4 and what it means for hockey, please click here.We know you will likely have a lot of questions about today’s announcement, the implementation of this policy, as well as the exception policy that the province is still developing. We will continue to work with Sport Nova Scotia and the province to seek clarity around these issues and we will update you as we receive more information.As always, we would like to thank you all for your hard work and continued support.Yours in Hockey,Amy WalshExecutive DirectorHockey Nova ScotiaArnie FarrellPresidentHockey Nova ScotiaGarreth MacDonaldCommunications & Special Events DirectorHockey Nova Scotia259 Commodore DriveDartmouth, NS, B3B 0M1902.454.9400hockeynovascotia.ca Sport Nova Scotia COVID-19 Update: September 14, 2021 Today the province announced that Nova Scotia will delay moving into phase 5 of the reopening plan until October 4.  Starting Oct. 4, people who are 12 and older will need to provide proof of full vaccination to participate in most events and activities that bring groups of people together. While the policy is not yet final, it will apply to participants and spectators for indoor and outdoor sports practices, games, competitions and tournaments as well as indoor and outdoor extracurricular school-based activities, including sports.We will continue to update you as more information about the details of the vaccine policy become available to us.Quick Notes An exception policy for people who cannot get vaccinated because of a valid medical or behavioural reason is being developed. Children who turned 12 between January 1 and October 4 this year will have until December 31 to attend events and activities while they get vaccinated; children who turn 12 after October 4 will have three months from their birthday. Link: Province of Nova Scotia Press Release: September 14Regards,SNS Communications

Sep 15, 2021

NEW MARITIME MAJOR U18 FEMALE HOCKEY LEAGUE FRANCHISE AWARDED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:NEW MARITIME MAJOR U18 FEMALE HOCKEY LEAGUE FRANCHISE AWARDEDHalifax Western Capitals to join Maritime Major U18 Female Hockey League for 2021-22 season DARTMOUTH – Hockey Nova Scotia announced today that a Maritime Major U18 Female Hockey League (MMFHL) franchise has been awarded in Region 2.After a thorough selection process, an entry from an operating group consisting of Jeff Zettler (president), Kevin Bennett (head coach), Stephanie Sewards (assistant coach, mental health coordinator), and Lou Lanceleve (general manager) was selected as the winning bid for the region. The region includes the Metro West zone (excluding Bedford and Sackville), and all of the Valley and Western zones.Hockey Nova Scotia began soliciting bids last month.The franchise will be branded as the Halifax Western Capitals and the team will begin operations during the upcoming 2021-22 MMFHL season.The team operators bring decades of coaching and administrative experience from a variety of female hockey levels to the organization.“The new franchise operators are a talented group that is committed to the development and success of their players and our Maritime league," Hockey Nova Scotia Female Council Chair Stephen Murray said.“We are excited to work with the team’s leadership group as they look to grow and foster female hockey in the region.”The Maritime Major U18 Female Hockey League is the top Female U18 league in the Maritimes and is made up of four teams from Nova Scotia and four teams from New Brunswick.Hockey Nova Scotia would like to congratulate Jeff Zettler, Kevin Bennett, Stephanie Sewards, and Lou Lanceleve on their winning bid and wish the Halifax Western Capitals the best of luck next season.FOR MORE INFORMATION:Garreth MacDonaldCommunications & Special Events DirectorHockey Nova Scotia259 Commodore DriveDartmouth, NS, B3B 0M1902.454.9400hockeynovascotia.ca

Aug 6, 2021