HF Viking Parents,
Please be on the lookout for an email and a post on here by tomorrow morning. We are going to be asking you to submit any questions you may have on the upcoming season. Deadline for these question will be end of day Tuesday.
Chris is having a meeting on Wednesday at noon and we will make sure he has these questions for that meeting.
The board will then be having a Zoom meeting Wednesday night at 7pm where Chris will provide us an updated on the 2020-2021 season. At the conclusion of that meeting, we will send an update out to everyone and post it here as well.
By Friday, we hope to have answers to all of your questions and we will send / post those answers as well. Please keep in mind that there will be some questions we just don't know the answers to yet.
If anyone has any connections to any state officials, please reach out to them and ask them to reconsider hockey as being a level 4 sport and make a change to a level 3 sport.
Thank you for your patience as the situation is very fluid at the moment and we are doing our best.
HF Youth Hockey Board of Directors
4/8/20 - 7:25am
Words cannot being to express the gratitude we have for the First Responders of our Viking hockey family during this fight against the COVID-19 virus. They leave their families every day to go out and help other people and families, and they do it with no hesitation. For that, we are eternally grateful. Thank you all and stay safe!
Update from the NHWL on the upcoming season:
NWHL UPDATE – VIA Jack Wood (NWHL VICE PRESIDENT)
As we progress in the "Opening Illinois" plan, we are in the 3rd week of Phase 4. This has allowed the resumption of competitive play in youth sports. With this the NWHL will move forward with the planning of the 2020-2021 Season. Our plan will be to schedule in mid-September and the season commencing on October 1.
There will be some adaptation necessary to comply with "no greater than 50" provision in the Illinois plan.
Scheduling - We will be working on a process for remote scheduling. We would need to complete scheduling no later than September 20. This will require significant cooperation and coordination by our clubs.
Mite Jamboree - the planned NWHL Mite Jamboree in October will be cancelled (possibly rescheduled). The 2 main components of the jamboree were to have all NWHL Mite teams involved and to create a festival to promote the jamboree format. The restrictions would preclude our ability to do this.
NWHL Coaches Banquet - We will not be hosting the NWHL Coach of Year banquet. While a highlight of the NWHL season, this would not be deemed essential to our season, and would probably not meet the gathering requirements.
Post game rituals - The NWHL will be asking that teams refrain from post game handshakes. While this may be minimal risk after a competitive game; the elimination of "unnecessary" risk would be prudent.
Tracking/Tracing - Each team will be responsible for keeping a game day log. This will be kept by the team for the team for notification purposes if needed. We have the players on the scoresheet, but we will want a log for spectators.
Rinks will be setting their own guidelines for admittance. As we progress to our starting date of October 1 there will be a great deal of competitive youth hockey already taking place in other leagues and tournaments. We will work to pull together what the protocols will be. As every rink can set their own rules this may get tricky.
Mites - The plan is to have U8 to play a 14 game season. This would provide for 4 pre-tier and 12 post tier games. Mites would start play on about 10/30 with post tier starting 1/2/21.
Good afternoon Viking families,
First, we hope all of you are being safe and are healthy during this time.
We wanted to let you know that the rink is open and some training has resumed.
Simply Stickhandling - Simply Stickhandling is an hour long session devoted to the puckhandling aspect of the game. Youth hockey players will learn new concepts, control, handles, and maneuvers with the puck. Players will have pucks on their stick from the moment they jump on the ice.
Hockey Conditioning Clinic - Get back on the ice and start conditioning work so you are ready to play when the upcoming season begins.
You can register for these on the HF Park District website, click here to go directly there.
It is the purpose of the Homewood-Flossmoor Youth Hockey Association to provide for and promote sportsmanship and the development of youth hockey players in the H-F program, encourage continued parent involvement and instill a sense of pride and tradition among players, parents, and participants of the H-F Youth Hockey program.
HF Hockey Coordinator
Phone: 708.957.0100 ext.1133
H-F Ice Arena
|777 Kedizie Avenue, Flossmoor, IL 60422|