SHRed Concussions Study Offer

SHRed CONCUSSIONS STUDY OFFERED TO LOWER MAINLAND AND OKANAGAN DISTRICTS Minor Hockey Associations players from the two districts offered opportunity in concussion treatment and awareness study. December 08, 2021 For Immediate Release December 7, 2021 Saanichton, BC – BC Hockey has partnered with researchers at the University of British Columbia, University of British Columbia Okanagan,…

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SOMHA Goalie Clinic

A reminder on the upcoming goalie clinic Wednesday 17-Nov-2021 — 7:00pm to 8:15pm. Clinic to be held at Oliver Arena. One of the focuses of this clinic will be dealing with and reacting to screened shots and puck re-directions / tips in front of the net. We will be using some of the U15 Rep…

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** UPDATE ** Public Health Order – Officials

** UPDATE ** Public Health Order – Officials November 04, 2021 TO: BC Hockey Officials CC: BC Hockey Membership FROM: Sean Raphael – Vice President, Programs/Referee-in-Chief SUBJECT: ** UPDATE ** Public Health Order – Officials Please be advised that in collaboration with viaSport, BC Hockey has categorized on-ice officials (Referees and Linespersons) as ‘participants’ under…

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Thank You from Clearwater !

To SOMHA following the successful U15 Recreational tournament held 22-24 Oct 2021: ”Thank you for hosting a very well organized tournament. The arena logistics were flawless with clean warm dressing rooms, spare pucks available from the Zamboni /rink attendant, dressing rooms for females, on-time referees, music, and tablet organization. On-line TeamSnap communication was so convenient…

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Proof of Vaccination Order and Sport

SOMHA received the following information from BC Hockey (Jeremy Ainsworth, Chief Program Director) on 24-Sept-2021: “Hi everyone, Please note the following updates received this morning from viaSport: viaSport is not able to release their Proof of Vaccination Chart at this time, as the Order is undergoing further consideration before it is approved. In the meantime…

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Revised Return to Play Sept 2021

Please find linked below SOMHA’s updated Return to Play plan – which includes arena protocols. This is as of September 2021. SOMHA Return To Play – Updated September 2021 (pdf)

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Arena Spectators – Revised

Revised 23-Sept-2021 The information on arena limitations as we know it is as follows: and via email on 17-Sept-2021 from Gerald Davis (Director of Community Services, Town of Osoyoos): https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/provincial-and-regional-restrictions/ “It is ok if you tell your teams this weekend that they can have up to 50% of the arena capacity , rather than just…

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A Message from SOMHA Executive

SOMHA Parents and Players, Over the past few days, SOMHA has received numerous inquiries on whether proof of vaccination will be required to enter the arenas. At this time, we are still waiting for the Public Health Order to be released and will be waiting to hear from the arenas on the requirements moving forward.…

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SOMHA Lead Well Donation Recipient

South Okanagan Minor Hockey Association will soon be receiving a $500 Lead Well donation from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union. Through the Lead Well programming, Valley First recognizes employees for their leadership in the community. Jen Homer has selected your organization as the benefactor of her award. We applaud SOMHA’s ongoing commitment…

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