AVHA and BHC COVID-19 Information
Changes: Updated information Return to Play Phase 5, including MN hockey and District 8 Facility documents
Minnesota Hockey's 'Return to Play' Phase 5 begins today (1/14/2021)!
Please become familiar with the information on this page! It will be updated regularly to reflect the most current information.
Q: Do all players need to wear masks while on the ice?
A: Yes, unless a player has obtained official documentation from a medical professional stating that wearing a mask poses a health risk to the player.
Q: What masks are allowed to be used?
A: Face coverings must cover both the nose and mouth to be approved for use. These can be a cloth mask, a disposable mask, a neck gaiter, a scarf, a bandana or a religious face covering.
Q: How will players wear a mouthguard with a mask?
A: Minnesota Hockey has modified its mouthguard rule for this season only. Mouthguards are now recommended for all players but are only required for players that are Peewee/12U and above, which aligns with USA Hockey Rule 304(f).
Q: Do we still need to report COVID-19 positive tests?
A: Yes. Continue to notify your COVID-19 team manager and/or association manager. We must continue contact tracing to manage exposures during the pause and also be prepared for when the pause is ended.
Q: How many spectators can attend games?
A: A maximum of two spectators are allowed to attend games. Firehawk teams are required to use the RSVP check-in feature via the SportsEngine app and add names of spectators in the notes field.
Q: What will the COVID policies be for games/scrimmages?
A: Much of this is under development at this time. It is expected that spectators will not be allowed and that no on-ice officials will be available for scrimmages. Stay tuned for further updates.
Q: Are there penalties if directives are not followed?
A: Yes. Failure to follow the directives could result in severe sanctions to a team or coach, including loss of privilege to participate in post season play including District, Regions and State tournaments.
Q: Can we use the training centers?
A: The Apple Valley Training Center remains closed. The Burnsville Training Center is open with the following restrictions:
Q: Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns related to my child or to report an illness?
A: Firehawks and Valkyrie U12 players should contact Nicole Jenne directly with COVID related questions and reports of illness.