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Return to Play Update

Covid Protocol for CBCMHA Return to Practice Schedule 1) Proof of vaccination (1 and or both dependent on age) and masks are required to enter the facility. 3 layer masks are preferable for increased protection. Teams should have already Proof of Vaccine but teams need to double check. Security will be at the rink verifying Vaccinations and checking for Covid Protocol. Please sanitize your hands upon entry into the facility. 2) No food or beverages are permitted, only individual player water bottles. Please have names marked on the bottles and ensure players do not share water bottles. 3) No parents or spectators are permitted (no exceptions). We will have a Safety Person/Team Manager/Coach (from the approved team roster) on site for any Safety issues. They will be masked and will not interact with the team unless necessary. Having two of the people outlined above is preferable. One designated to each cohort of 10. Coaches need to have Names of Safety Person on their Grouping list. 4) Teams can arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before practice leave 15 minutes after practice. When possible come to the rink with as much gear on as you can. It is important that players do not interact in the hallways and proceed to their designated dressing rooms. Showering is not permitted. 5) Rink Employees will sanitize the dressing rooms after each practice. They will let you know when they are finished cleaning. 6) Teams must wear their mask the entire time in the rink and this includes the dressing rooms. The only place masks are not required is on the ice. Players must wear masks in dressing rooms until ready to go on the ice. Players will be directed when to go on the ice by Safety Person. Players are to stay in the Dressing room until Zamboni is off the ice. DO not line up at the door. TeamSafety Reps must keep players in their dressing room until previous team is off ice and in dressing room and the Zamboni is off the ice. 7) Any team member found not wearing masks properly or not following Covid Protocols will be asked to leave the rink with out warning. 8) Two groups of (10) on ice and that includes coaches. Each team will be assigned one dressing rooms - maximum of (10) is permitted in each dressing room. Female players will have their own. These groups cannot cross paths or be mixed on the ice. Dressing rooms are accessed from both ends of the rink, signage is posted. Groups must stay the same - consistent group of 10 (Coach and Safety Person included). No new members can be introduced if a person is not in attendance. Players are strongly requested to participate in one minor hockey cohort. This includes external development programs. 9) Games are not permitted and all practices are skill and drills sessions. A division marker will be put across the center line indicating they do not cross point. Each group of 10 must not come closer on the ice than the socially distanced requirement of 6 feet apart. 10) Teams must assign the players to their groups before they come to the rink Group (A) and Group (B). Coaches must inform players before practice and will stay in the same group until restrictions are lifted. Groupings are to be documented and submitted to VP’s before scheduled ice time. Coaches should take into consideration those team members who travel together and place within the same cohort of 10. 11) Coaches are required to ensure Covid Protocols are enforced. Any deviation from the rules, ice time will be canceled. 12) If any player is feeling unwell in anyway, even if symptoms are mild please do not attend practice. If any person within the player household is ill in any way and/or self-isolating for any reason please do not attend practice. 13) When any coach/manager has been advised of a positive case and/or close contact related to CBCMHA please advise the Team Safety Rep who will then communicate to the CBCMHA Safety Coordinator 14) Any Covid related questions can be sent to Natalia Gallant (Safety Coordinator)   Any concerns please let us know. These rules have been implemented to keep all members safe and healthy. If there are any issues that come up they will be modified as required. Thank you -- CBCMHA
Jan 11, 2022

Covid Update

Hello All I want to give all the Membership an update on the Covid situation. We are currently still under HNS Covid Restrictions. All hockey for CBCMHA - on and off ice is still suspended. Executive have been meeting regularly to discuss the plans to return to regular play. This decision will depend on the Hockey Nova Scotia update scheduled for Jan 12th. With recent numbers of Covid increasing we are not sure what the update will be. As soon as we have more information on the next steps we will inform you. We all know it has been another trying season with Covid and we thank you all for your patience in following the guidelines. The Executive will be meeting at least once a week. All updates from Hockey Nova Scotia will be posted on the website - Covid Tab. Hopefully the down time will be a minimum. Stay Safe   Thanks, Blair George President
Jan 4, 2022

Holiday Season 2021

                                                                                                                                Tis The Season again I would like to wish all Cape Breton County Minor Hockey Association Members a Happy Holiday Season and all the best in the new year. This Hockey season has had its up and downs again with Covid rules and regulations. But as always over the last 18 months you have persevered and made it possible to have the players on the ice. Without the dedication and support for Parents and Team Officials that would not happen, not that we all like the rules we must follow but you all do it for the players. The players see Covid in all aspects of their daily routine – Bus Schedule / Classes / Extra curricular activities / even at home. I know they appreciate what you do each day to keep them safe. Hopefully, this Hockey Shutdown will be short lasting, and we can get back to playing again. We are having a good season with Regular Spectators and even Tournaments (Ossie Fraser and Allan Sullivan).  Special thanks to the organizers for successful weekends. Also a great big Thank You to all the Exec Members who make the Association run, their dedication to the Association and all the work that goes on behind the scenes to make things run smooth is greatly appreciated. To all Association members please take this minor delay in Hockey to spend some needed Family time. Slow the pace down and enjoy the Season. On Behalf of CBCMHA Executive Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !! Blair George  
Dec 24, 2021


Congratulations to the County Islanders U13 A Team on the presentation of the Good Deeds Cup Banner The Team was the Regional Winner and one of 3 Teams competing for the National Title  Brad MacKinley, reprenting Hockey Nova Scotia and Blair George, President CBCMHA were on hand to present the Banner and Good Deeds Cup Hoodies to the Players and Coaching Staff
Dec 20, 2021

U13A Good Deeds Cup Regional Finalists

Pictured are the U13A 2021 Good Deeds Cup Regional Finalists . They will be Highlighted on Sat Dec 18 Hockey Night in Canada . Team was presented with the Banner this week at County Arena . Watch Saturday where players will be introducing the Games . Congratulations to the Team 

Dec 18, 2021


    The CBCMHA Executive had a meeting last night and have made the decision to cancel all hockey play - effective Saturday December 18-26th, based on the current Covid situation. This includes all games and practices.  We will re-evaluate at that time and advise.   Canceled ice times will be rescheduled at a later date.   We will continue to update the website as well with any new information received from Hockey Nova Scotia.     Website - cbcmha.ca  Covid Tab   Thanks for your understanding.   Stay Safe     COVID-19 Update CBCMHA  With the increase of Covid-19 cases within the province and leading into the holiday season it is important now, more than ever, that we remain vigilant within CBCMHA and following Public Health protocols. I wanted to advise everyone of a change yesterday regarding being a close contact. Now if a person has been identified as a close contact through:   Public Health directly A Public Service Announcement From a positive Covid 19 case directly   Self-isolation is required immediately, even for fully vaccinated individuals. Individuals are required to test 72 hours after the exposure (not before) and continue to self-isolate until a negative test result is received.    Please regularly review exposure site listings as well. Exposure sites are updated daily on the Nova Scotia Health website: https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus-exposures For information regarding testing: visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you. We all have an important role to play within the Covid 19 pandemic and in keeping our hockey community safe. Any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.  Natalia Gallant Covid Representative CBCMHA nsaviolidis@hotmail.com  
Dec 11, 2021

Allan Sullivan Memorial Tournament Dec 3rd - 5th -- U11A

Congratulations to the Sackville Flyers the 2021 Allan Sullivan U11A Champions . Sackville won over Pictou 6-4 at Membertou . 
Dec 6, 2021

Allan Sullivan 2021 U11AA Champions Pictou Crushers

Congratulations to the 2021 Allan Sullivan U11AA Champions Pictou County Crushers . Pictou defeted Sackville Flyers 5-3 at County Arena on Sunday Dec 5 .  
Dec 6, 2021

CBCMHA Launches New Tournament Site!

The CBCMHA has launched a new tournament website, powered by the GrayJay Tournaments platform, to support our three annual tournaments: the Ossie Fraser Memorial, the Allan Sullivan Memorial, and the MacDonald Gallagher. For this weekend's Allan Sullivan Memorial tournament, the site will include schedules, results, standings, and news, while going forward additional features will be added to support team registration with roster management, invoicing, scheduling, results, electronic real-time scoring, standings, news, and more!
Dec 2, 2021

County Islanders U15 AA Ossie Fraser Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the County Islanders U15 AA Team on their Tournament win yesterday at the County Arena. They defeated the Glace Bay Miners 5-4 to claim the Championship.  
Nov 22, 2021

President's Message

Hello  Welcome to 2021/2022 Hockey season  I would just like to say welcome back to a new season of hockey at Cape Breton County Minor Hockey Association. We have had our challenges with Covid 19 protocol and will continue to meet these challenges until the pandemic is over and manageable.  As you may be aware County Arena did have a recent exposure. Our Safety Coordinator, Natalia Gallant worked closely with Public Health and Hockey Nova Scotia in communicating with our membership in a timely and professional manner .  I understand that it is difficult and concerning following Covid guidelines but with the recent exposure we all need to ensure we follow these guidelines. We have to make sure that all our members are kept safe and able to have a great hockey season.   The screening process is in place for the safety of our membership and our volunteers are required to screen as per Public Health guidelines.  We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process. As you are aware, the guidelines will be changing Monday October 4th.  Spectators are required to show Proof of Vaccination before being permitted in any Arena.  Again, the Safety Reps are required to gather this info as per Public Health guidelines.   Please be respectful. A Vaccine record can be obtained by going to the following link: https://novascotia.flow.canimmunize.ca/en/portal   or by phoning 1.833.797.7772 I know as CBCMHA members we will all do what we have to do to make this a great season for all County Members ( players / Coach’s Staff / Parents / Exec ).  A big thank you to all the Team Safety Reps. As always, the Executive for CBCMHA does an exceptional job. Many thanks to all for their dedication to making CBCMHA the best in Nova Scotia !!.   Stay Safe and Keep your Stick on the Ice Have a Great Season! Blair George - President, CBCMHA    
Oct 2, 2021

Cape Breton County Minor Hockey Association Launches New Website Powered by GrayJay!

We are thrilled to launch our new and improved website, powered by the GrayJay Leagues platform from grayjaysolutions.com! Our new website brings a contemporary new look to our online presence, as well as new functionality, such as real-time scoring, electronic gamesheets, roster management, schedule management with conflict alerts, and much more! The real-time scoring feature allows officials to easily update games as they happen, including goals, penalties, etc. on a mobile phone, tablet, or PC. This information is immediately available on the website for people to follow the game in the stands or at home. Game data is automatically added to the team and player statistics on the website, and historical data has been imported to provide the user with a complete set of data in one convenient location. Electronic gamesheets are auto-generated for easy and improved record keeping. Team and game rosters can be managed from any location with an internet connection to allow us to keep you up-to-date with the most current roster information. We are excited for the possibilities of our new website and hope you will love it as much as we do!
Jul 22, 2021