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elliott70
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Minnesota Hockey state tournaments

Post by elliott70 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:21 am

MH state tourneys will continue but caution is advised.

MH Releases Updated Statement Amidst Growing Coronavirus Concerns

With the growing concern associated with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID19), Minnesota Hockey is making the following recommendations regarding this weekend’s State Tournaments:
All banquets should be cancelled or modified so that close person-to-person contact is extremely limited
All fans attending games should be immediate family members only, and should refrain from standing too close to other spectators
All arenas should make the necessary adjustments to provide enough sanitizing products, and safe food-handling procedures at concession stands
It is recommended that any player or spectator who has concerns about participation in these events stay home and take every possible step to be safe in these uncertain times
All games that are currently scheduled are on at this point. However, we will continue to monitor the recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and their updates on their Coronavirus page. In this rapidly changing situation, all participants should be prepared for the possibility that games may be cancelled at any time, up to, and including Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Minnesota Hockey values the safety of our members above all else, and we also ask that everyone respect the recommendations to our players and participants that were provided earlier this week, including:
Handshake lines before or after games should include fist bumps with gloves on. Coaches are also encouraged to refrain from shaking hands with other coaches and officials, and instead offer verbal congratulations and words of encouragement.
Practice frequent and meticulous hand-washing with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and/or sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow
Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
Quarantine anyone who is sick (players, coaches, parents, roommates)
Ensure safe food sources; thoroughly cook meat and eggs
Use individual water bottles; do not share them
Towels should not be shared in any way

InThePipes
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Re: Minnesota Hockey state tournaments

Post by InThePipes » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:30 am

I thought I saw somewhere that MN state tournament games would be streamed for free under the circumstances, did I dream that?

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Re: Minnesota Hockey state tournaments

Post by Mite-dad » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:05 am

Is it confirmed that state tournaments are canceled? I wonder if the HP programs will also be canceled???

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Re: Minnesota Hockey state tournaments

Post by elliott70 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:38 am

cancelled

HP is being discussed as I type this.

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Re: Minnesota Hockey state tournaments

Post by InThePipes » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:45 pm

elliott70 wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:38 am
cancelled

HP is being discussed as I type this.
It seems that HP could be more easily postponed for a few weeks/months without a lot of impact.

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