Message from the Board of Directors:
We understand that circumstances from the Covid crisis have drastically affected what “normal” is for all of our lives, and we are currently unable to offer a “normal” hockey season, just as schools aren’t able to offer a normal school year or football organizations a normal football season. We feel the same sadness and frustration about that fact as many of you feel. However, it is imperative for TCAHA to abide by the directions implemented on our association by the County as well as the State.
At this point, we do not have allowances to operate “practices or games” in the current Phase guidelines. Our Safe Start Plan has however provided the opportunity to perform team-style Training Sessions (different from Skill Skates) with a 10:1 coach to player ratio as a method to achieve a season start.
Player ice times for the season will be derived from ice touches and will be based on our figures identified in the ice allotment that is identified on our website. There are no games or practices allowed locally in our current Phase, but we have reached out to our Inland League to see if games can be played in their areas. Other than Idaho, many areas are shut down for Hockey games.
We anticipate that this season may see a heavy “home game” schedule from January on and we have extended our TCAHA season through April to account for the late start and the economics of receiving all the ice-time you are paying for in registration. Again, the future of TCAHA programming will be dictated by the State and County Guidelines. We continue to evaluate the Program every two weeks or as we receive new information.
TCAHA is also requiring players to register in order to be eligible for Skills Skates because at this time we are preserving our skilled and expert Hockey Director for the exclusive benefit of our Membership. Your player must register with each new main season to be considered a current Member in good standing and thus eligible to attend Skill Skates.