In an effort to contain the spread of COVID, Richmond’s minor hockey association has decided to remain in “phase 3” of sports play.
That means that thousands of Richmond Jets youth hockey players will just practice within their own club and within small cohorts within their age group.
Jets president Eric Bernal told the Richmond News that the club was “playing it safe and trying to do our part to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Richmond.
“Hockey continues to be a safe activity and so far we have not had any issues whatsoever.
“The City of Richmond has done a great job as well and together we have done our best to provide our members with a safe hockey experience.”
On Nov. 25, the Jets’ board approved a move to phase 3 practices only and form internal cohorts of four teams maximum, in order to play inter-squad scrimmages within the same team and have the ability to request a goalie from the same cohort only.
Practices are being limited to 22 participants and 1 “COVID coordinator.”
The city is allowing the club to use two dressing rooms only, with one room for goalies and one room for coaches. Players have to proceed directly to the bench area.