NORCAL Playoffs & COVID-19 Update

As you may have heard by now, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Dept issued an order this evening to cancel any mass gatherings of 1000 people of more. This will take effect on March 11th and last for three weeks. Please click HERE for full details.

This obviously has a major impact on the NORCAL 10A, 12A, 14A 14B Flight II and 16A division playoffs scheduled at Solar4America Ice this upcoming Friday, March 13th, through Sunday, March 15th. The Executive Board is working through and finalizing the details of a plan to reduce the number of spectators attending playoffs. We will also be reaching out to our governing bodies, CAHA and USA Hockey, for guidance on this situation. Lastly, we continue to work with rink management to make sure we can hold playoffs and still abide by the mandate from Santa Clara County.

The Executive Board will continue to update you as more specifics continue to unfold. We will have more information to the playoff-bound teams by Wednesday evening.

I do ask for your patience and understanding as we work through this unique time. With everyone’s cooperation, I strongly believe that we can still give our young players the playoff experience they have worked so hard for this season. Providing them with a fun, safe and healthy hockey experience is the primary goal of everything we do. I ask that we all keep that in the back of our minds this week.

More to come soon. Thank you.

Matt Adams
NORCAL President

(posted 3/10/2020)


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