COVID-19 UPDATES FOR COACHES

Minnesota Hockey Face Covering Enforcement

District Directors will now be coordinating with on-ice officials, arena staff and association leadership to enforce progressive penalties for coaches not wearing a mask or face covering during all games and practices. Coaches will receive a verbal warning for the first offense. For the second violation, coaches will receive a three-game suspension, including all on-ice activities leading up to those three games. For a third violation, coaches will be suspended for 30 days from all team activities. In addition, associations may be subject to sanctions by their respective District Director for multiple violations of the mask rules. (10.26.20)

Minnesota Hockey Bench Rules for Games

The Board of Directors also passed two rules designed to limit the number of people on benches for games. There will be a maximum of two coaches allowed on the bench for games and only players actively participating (no injured players) are allowed on the bench. These rules shall apply to all Minnesota Hockey sanctioned events (tournaments, games, scrimmages, etc.) and all teams playing in sanctioned events, regardless of if they are Minnesota Hockey registered teams or not. (10.26.20)