PRESIDENT'S UPDATE (3/13/20)
I just participated in a CHC conference call that included the Presidents of all CHC organizations. Here is the message that was communicated.
Effective Immediately, the CHC Executive Committee is prohibiting any USA Hockey sanctioned play, including but not limited to tryouts, for ALL USA Hockey Member programs in the Connecticut Affiliate (aka Everyone) until further notice. CHC will monitor issues related to the COVID-19 Pandemic and may seek approval from the Board of Directors to alter this directive as information becomes available.
As of now, the Sharks will be putting all activities on hold. We will continue to promote our tryouts, and our tryout registration site will remain open, but we will not know the dates until the moratorium is lifted.
Please do not hold any team events (on or off ice) until we receive approval to resume operations.
The timing is not good, but the issue at hand is much bigger than hockey. Our job now is to do our part to keep everyone safe.
I will communicate as soon as I have updates.
Today, we postponed our U10 and U12 pre-tryout skates.
USA Hockey and the CHC canceled the National, Regional and State tournaments were canceled earlier in the week.
PRESIDENT'S UPDATE (3/10/20)
We continued to monitor concerns associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) and wanted to take a moment to provide an update as it relates to Shoreline Sharks activities. Our top priority, as you know, is the safety of everyone involved with the Sharks, including players, coaches, volunteers, families, and opponents. With the continued issues and concerns associated with Covid19, we are doing everything we can to protect the Sharks ecosystem.
It is essential that everyone follow the guidelines below and regularly visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization websites for additional information:
If you are in close contact with someone with COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19, and people who are mildly ill can isolate at home.
If you are a resident in a community where there is an ongoing spread of COVID-19, and you develop COVID-19 symptoms, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19, and people who are mildly ill can isolate at home.
While the coronavirus is without question a significant concern, as of today, all Shoreline Sharks activities will go on as planned. It is important to note, however, that the situation is fluid, and we will provide updates as warranted. It is worth noting that as of today, there are no directives from the CDC to avoid domestic travel, limit large groups, or cancel sporting events.
Thank you for your diligence in following the guidelines above and continuing to stay engaged with this critical topic. Here is a link to the USA Hockey Player Safety & Health page on their website that includes all their communication updates.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.