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Return to Competition - Jan 9 update

By EVHA, 01/09/21, 10:45PM CST


Games will be allowed to start on January 14!  

MASKS ARE REQUIRED at all association events.  (This is a MN Hockey RULE, it is not a guideline or request.)  This includes on-ice. Anyone without a mask is expected to have a medical waiver documented with your coach and/or EVHA.

Up to 3 coaches can be on bench.

Up to 2 spectators per player are allowed at games - no siblings.


We are excited to return to competition this week!

The updated guidance for Phase 5 Return To Play, effective January 14, has been provided.  We ask that you familiarize yourself with the updates noted on EVHA's Return to Play documents, as well as MN Hockey's documentation.  Key highlights:

  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED.  This is a rule, not a guideline.  MN Hockey is taking this very seriously.  If a player has a medical condition which prevents him/her from wearing a mask, a doctors note is required.  Please provide this documentation to your Head Coach and submit it to our COVID lead Matt McCarthy (
  • 10 Minutes in/out:  Players and spectators must enter no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the event scheduled time, and must leave within 10 minutes of the end of the event.
  • Depending on the facility, locker rooms may be open - but they are only to be used to put on and take off skates.
  • Players must come fully dressed and bring in no bags (goalies are exempted, but should come with everything except pads.)
  • NEW: up to 3 coaches will be allowed on bench during games.
  • NEW: Spectators will be allowed at games -up to 2 - no siblings.  
  • While MN Hockey has updated that spectators can attend practices, some of our home rinks are are asking that no spectators attend practices (exception mite Teams can have one masked guardian.)  We ask that you please refrain from entering the rinks if at all possible.
  • COVID-19 Reporting is still required.  Please contact our COVID-19 lead, Matt McCarthy ( with any positive test results.

We know this season has been challenging on many levels and thank you for your understanding.  We appreciate your support and cooperation as we continue to work to ensure everyone follows all provided guidance from MN Department of Health and our various governing bodies.