You may have noticed the new look to the website this season. I am trying something different this year and want to get as much up here about our club as I can. First step, I am looking for photos to post on the website. If you have any photos that we can use, please email them and I will get them uploaded.
Team rosters have been posted. Good luck to all teams and hopefully we will be playing games again soon.
There is still time to register for the Simply Stickhandling and Snip School classes which start this Friday night. Visit www.hfparks.com to register today
Illinois Representative Jonathan Carroll joins Steve Bertrand to explain his letter to the governor imploring that youth hockey resume. He makes the case that each level of competitiveness can impact the level of risk of COVID transmission, along with the amount of protection worn during the games.
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.
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|