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  Additional information regarding the cancellation of the 2019 - 2020 Season
March 21st, 2020

Hockey Manitoba would like to take this opportunity to update our membership as it pertains to the cancellation of the 2019 - 2020 season and COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Hockey Manitoba's office is closed to the public until further notice. All Hockey Manitoba staff can be reached via email. Click here for our full office staff directory.

Hockey Manitoba has produced a Frequently Asked Questions document (which is included below) for our members to help address questions and concerns relating to the cancellation of the 2019 - 2020 season as well as the cancellation of events and programs.


Q-1. How long is the hockey season cancelled and when will hockey resume?

A-1. Effective Friday, March 13, 2020 the remainder of the 2019 - 2020 hockey season was officially cancelled. It will not resume. This cancellation includes ALL Hockey Canada sanctioned events. Currently, there is no timeline for resuming Hockey Canada sanctioned and Hockey Manitoba sanctioned activities and events. We will update our membership as soon as we learn more from Hockey Canada.

Q-2. What are Hockey Canada sanctioned events?

A-2. All hockey events that fall under the governance of Hockey Canada and Hockey Manitoba. This includes ALL practices, games, tournaments, camps, provincial championships, try-outs, team identification (ID) camps, off-ice team activities, year-end windups and team activities.

Q-3. Does this impact all hockey participants in Manitoba?

A-3. No, it only impacts participants who are registered through Hockey Canada and the Hockey Manitoba branch.

Q-4. Is the Hockey Manitoba office closed?

A-4. Yes, the Hockey Manitoba office is closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020. All Hockey Manitoba staff can be reached via email. Click here for the Hockey Manitoba staff directory.

Q-5. Does the cancellation of the season mean our team cannot practice?

A-5. Yes. All practices are cancelled. All Hockey Canada sanctioned events have been cancelled for the 2019 - 2020 season.

Q-6. Which Hockey Manitoba programs are officially cancelled?

A-6. All Hockey Manitoba sanctioned programs and events are officially cancelled including but not limited to 2020 CCM Spring Break Goalie Camp, 2020 Hockey Manitoba Cup, 2020 Directors Cup Prospects program, 2020 Rising Stars Plus program, 2020 Female Peewee Prospects program, 2020 Program of Excellence Female U-16 Spring Camp and Top 40 Camp, 2020 Program of Excellence Female U-18 Spring Camp and Top 40 Camp, 2020 Program of Excellence Male U-16 Spring Camp and Top 40 Camp.

Q-7. Will Spring Development Programs like the Directors Cup Prospects be re-scheduled at a later date?

A-7. No. All Spring Development Programs have been cancelled and will not be re-scheduled for later in the Spring or Summer.

Q-8. If I have already paid for one of these programs will I get a refund?

A-8. All athletes who have submitted registration and paid the registration fee will be provided with a full refund of their registration fee. This refund will be processed directly to the credit card that was used for payment. If payment was made through an alternate method, a refund will be provided by cheque.

Q-9. Will the Program of Excellence be continued at a later date?

A-9. Based on how the situation with COVID-19 develops over the next few weeks we will continue to work on developing a new program structure in order to continue with the selection for the Male and Female Program of Excellence. Once a new program structure is put in place a new invitation process will be executed along with the registration process. Depending on the length of the disruption from COVID-19 the updated Program structure may include fewer athletes than the original invitation list for the Spring Selection Camps.

Q-10. Does this include private hockey programs, private spring hockey programs, and other non-sanction hockey leagues?

A-10. Private spring hockey programs and other non-sanctioned leagues operate outside of Hockey Manitoba’s bylaws and regulations. If they continue to operate, they would be doing so in isolation and without Hockey Canada Sanction and Insurance.

Q-11. Will 2020 provincial championship hosts be given right-of-first-refusal to host the events next season?

A-11. Yes, all associations that were hosting 2020 provincial championship tournaments that were cancelled will be given right-of-first-refusal to host in 2021 provided they are in compliance with the Hockey Manitoba Rules and Regulations.

Q-12. What does this mean for Extended Season?

A-12. Extended and Transition season is cancelled and teams that have already registered will not be charged.

Q-13. Will I be refunded for tournament sanctions and travel permits for any tournaments scheduled after March 13, 2020?

A-13. Yes, you will be refunded for the costs associated with tournament sanctions or travel permits.   Please contact Bonnie Lawson at blawson@hockeymanitoba.ca regarding tournament sanctions and provide the name of the person who purchased the sanction, the MHA, the dates of the tournament and the division.

Q-14. How will this affect Hockey Manitoba scholarship applications?

A-14. The original application deadline for Hockey Manitoba Scholarships was April 1, 2020. Due to recent circumstances, we have extended the scholarship deadline to May 1, 2020. A transcript that includes your grades up to the end of the first semester of this school year will be accepted.

Q-15. Are members or MHA's allowed to continue to host meetings?

A-15. Hockey Canada strongly recommends that all meetings should be conducted remotely, and that they should also consider the advice of their provincial health authorities on public gatherings and social distancing but that the final decision is ultimately up to them. Hockey Manitoba is working diligently to address the concerns of our membership and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult period.

Thank you,

Hockey Manitoba

  Notice of Special Meeting of the River East Minor Hockey Association
March 15th, 2020

River East Minor Hockey Association will be holding a special meeting on April 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm, Gateway Community Club to amend Constitution & By-Laws to represent the realignment of the Board & prepare for the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2020.

Article 10

Current Article 10 paragraph 2:

The position of President, Vice President “A” Direct Entry, Vice President “A” East League, Registration Director, Development Director, and Secretary, will be for two (2) year terms elected in even years.

Proposed Article 10 paragraph 2:

The position of President, Vice President “A” Direct Entry, Vice President “A” East League, Development Director, and Secretary, will be for two (2) year terms elected in even years.


With technology comes the need to match skill sets especially when it comes to positions responsible for the collection & payments of funds for the Association. With revenues and expenses nearing the 7 figure level it is prudent to appoint positions of the Treasurer & Registrar.

Article 11

Current Article 11 (f):

The appointment of a Treasurer subject to approval of the voting members.

Proposed Article 11 (f):

The appointment of a Registrar and Treasurer subject to the approval of the voting members.


Housekeeping in line with change to Article 10 paragraph 2.

  IMPORTANT UPDATE - Hockey Manitoba COVID-19 (coronavirus)
March 13th, 2020

Since yesterday's announcement by Hockey Canada confirming the cancellation of the 2019-2020 hockey season, a number of members have reached out to Hockey Manitoba seeking clarification to a variety of questions.

To reiterate what was sent out yesterday by Hockey Manitoba, all Hockey Manitoba sanctioned games and programs for the 2019-2020 hockey season have been cancelled.

This includes but is not limited to all hockey league games and practices from minor through to senior, the 2020 Hockey Manitoba Provincials, the 2020 Hockey Manitoba Cup, the 2020 TELUS Cup Western Regional Championship, the 2020 Esso Cup West Regional Championship, Hockey Manitoba's Program of Excellence Male U-16 and Female U-18/Female U-16 spring camps, Spring Break Goalie Camp, Director's Cup Prospects program, Female Peewee Prospects program and the Rising Stars Plus program, team wind-ups, off-ice training and team activities.

In order to reduce the number of phone calls and emails that Hockey Manitoba has received over the past two days, we will be producing a COVID-19 Question & Answer document which will be circulated next week to further update our membership on our previously scheduled programs and events.

Hockey Manitoba is working diligently to address the concerns of our membership and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult period.

Thank You,
Hockey Manitoba

  To All Members of Hockey Winnipeg
March 13th, 2020

Further to the communication from March 12, 2020, I would like to clarify some things for everyone.

While it is very unfortunate and disappointing that we are in this position, we have taken the direction from health authorities and our governing body, Hockey Canada along with Hockey Manitoba.

The balance of the Hockey Winnipeg 2019/2020 season is cancelled. This includes all sanctioned activities such as games, practices and off ice activities.

To be fair to everyone involved, unless a final playoff series was played to completion, there will be no champion declared in the category.

Everyone please stay healthy and safe! We will get past all of this and move forward with preparations for a new season!

Chris Hall
President, Hockey Winnipeg

  COVID 19 Update - Hockey Winnipeg
March 13th, 2020

Hello River East Families,

We are well aware of the Covid 19 virus situation.  It is very important that we follow the direction of Hockey Canada, Hockey Manitoba and Hockey Winnipeg.

There is to be no team activities going forward until further notice, that means no games, no practices,  no dry land training, and no wind-ups.

If you have any questions please reach out to your directors for advice.

Be Safe,
Bruno Zarillo
President, REMHA

  COVID 19 Update - Hockey Winnipeg
March 12th, 2020

Good Evening,

As per Hockey Canada and Hockey Manitoba, all sanctioned minor hockey activities for the foreseeable future have been cancelled.

I know that Hockey Winnipeg issued a statement just a few hours ago that we would continue to play but this situation hands changed rapidly and we will follow the direction of the National Organization as they are looking out for the safety of all players and volunteers nation-wide.

All games that are currently underway may be finished but any game that has not yet started will not be allowed to take place. Please let all participants know that Hockey Winnipeg is doing what has been determined best by Hockey Canada.

More information will follow tomorrow morning.

Ian McArton
Executive Director, Hockey Winnipeg

  COVID 19 Update - Hockey Winnipeg
March 12th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

Hockey Winnipeg is taking the threat of the COVID 19 Virus very seriously, however there are less than 100 reported cases in Canada and one diagnosed in Manitoba which was today.

We value the safety of our members and we will continue to monitor all developments related to the virus over the coming days.

Hockey Winnipeg is recommending the following protocols be followed at all hockey activities:

  • No hand shakes – gloves should remain on for “fist bumps” instead of hand shakes
  • No sharing of water bottles – bottles should be kept clean and not shared with others
  • No spitting at any time
  • If you are felling ill, please stay at home

Hockey Winnipeg is following the leadership and Guidance of Hockey Canada and Hockey Manitoba to ensure that we are taking the proper steps to facilitate our programs without endangering our members. This virus is not widespread in Manitoba and by taking the appropriate precautions and being aware the public should not be alarmed. We will be providing updates as more information becomes available to us.

At this point in time all Hockey Winnipeg Scheduled events will proceed as planned.

Ian McArton
Executive Director, Hockey Winnipeg

  River East Minor Hockey Association - 2020 Annual General Meeting
February 12th, 2020

Your hockey association would like to draw your attention to the fact that at the May 2020 Annual General Meeting and Elections scheduled for May 24th at N.K.C.C. a large number of the executive positions will be open for election, most notably the positions of President, and ALL vice president positions. In two instances current V.P.’s have indicated they will not be returning to fill the second year of their term.

Date: Sunday, May 24th
Location: North Kildonan CC, 1144 Kingsford Place
Time: Registration: 6:30 p.m.
  Meeting: 7:00 p.m.

The positions open for election this year as set out in Article 10 are:

Position Term
President 2 years
Vice President A Direct Entry 2 years
Vice President A East League 2 years
Vice President Female Hockey 1 year
Vice President AA 1 year
Development Director 2 years
Registration Director 2 years
Secretary 2 years

Be part of the solution by putting your name forth for any position of interest as the hockey program does not operate without committed volunteers. A brief outline of the duties of the positions is available from the web site under Constitution & By Laws and feel free to contact the Past President or other officers to discuss potential candidacy. Contact information is on the web site.

The Constitution and By Laws etc. of the Association are available here.

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River East Minor Hockey
Annual General Meeting

Sunday, May 24th
North Kildonan CC
Registration: 6:30 PM
Meeting: 7:00PM

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