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Waconia Hockey Association COVID-19 Screening & Contact Tracing

Whether visiting the rink for the first time of the year or the hundredth time this season, every party (player and up to two spectators) must fill out a contact tracing survey just prior to/while entering the rink or participating in any Waconia Hockey Association event (dryland training, away games, outdoor events, etc).  The survey can be completed on any smartphone or tablet and can be found by scanning the QR code at the marked entrances to the rink or by visiting:

WHA COVID-19 Screening

MN Hockey Releases Phase 6 of Return to Hockey

MN Hockey has released their Return to Play Phase 6.  The biggest change is the increase in spectators that will be allowed.  Facilities can now have a max 250 per the fit of the facility.  Phase 6 document and the MDH Sports Quarantine Clarification can be found below. 


2021 WHA Board of Directors Nominations Open

Are you interested in joining the WHA Board?  Here's your chance! The WHA Board will be seeking individuals interested in the following positions for 2021: 

Vice President

Secretary

Communications Director

Fundraising Director 

Hockey Development Director 

Applications will be taken until March 7.  Click below for more information on these positions and apply! 


Coach and Volunteer of the Year Awards

Volunteers are critical to the success of Waconia Hockey Association now, and into the future.  Whether the individual acts as a volunteer administrator of an event, committee or contributes his or her time and resources in support of our teams, the efforts that are put forth deserve our heartiest gratitude and recognition.

It is for that reason that the Waconia Hockey Association Volunteer of the Year Award was created to recognize those outstanding volunteers whose unselfish and dedicated service to youth hockey and more specifically, the Waconia Hockey Association, has made a significant difference in their community. Nominate someone you admire for their service to Waconia Hockey Association's mission and help us recognize the efforts of hardworking individuals who stand out as an example of exceptional dedication to the WHA families we serve. 

Nominate a Volunteer and Coach Today Below!  Voting begins Sunday, Feb. 14 - Sunday, March 21! 

Phase 5 Return to Play from MN Hockey- UPDATED!

1.12.21

Minnesota Hockey has made a few tweaks to Phase 5 as we prepare for games to start this week. The updated version is attached and key changes include:

  • Strongly discouraging locker room use, but no longer preventing it
  • Allowing for small drawstring bags or small backpacks to carry smaller items
  • Allowing goaltenders in 15 minutes before scheduled ice times as opposed to 10

 

Lastly, we have received a number of questions regarding the two spectators rule. We understand there are challenges with that limit, but below is the main rationale. 

  • MDH strongly recommends a limit of 1 or 2 spectators per player
  • It simplifies contact tracing as each team can monitor who attends their games and have easily accessible contact tracing, rather than requiring a pre-event registration system for every game. 
  • It aligns with the rules this fall for spectators. 

The Latest from MN Hockey on Face Masks

From MN Hockey (1/4/2021): 

We have some good news to share. First off, hockey is back!! Plus, Minnesota Hockey has secured approval from MDH for the use of the Bauer Splashguard in addition to the CCM Game On mask. Please see the attached update on HECC masks for details. 

Also, we have developed an FAQ sheet on the mask mandate with answers to many of the most common questions to date. We hope this helps navigate this challenging topic and appreciate your patience over the past week as we've worked to confirm these details. 

Lastly, we will be waiting to release our Phase 5 guidelines until the state releases their guidance (hopefully soon!). One change we will be making from this past fall is allowing three coaches on the bench during games. More to come!

Thank you! 

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Derek Ricke

Marketing & Communications Manager

Minnesota Hockey

 

Below you will find the update on the HECC Masks and Q&A from MN Hockey. 



Raffle Calendar Ticket Winners!

2021 has arrived and it's time to begin the announcement of our Raffle Calendar Winners! Winners will notified at the beginning of the month they win in and posted HERE

Congratulations and thank you for supporting Waconia Hockey! 


Mites Season Resumes

The schedule has been posted on the Mites Program page and emailed to players.  Check it out! 


2020-2021 Season Registration is OPEN!

Registration for the 2020-2021 season is now open! 


Waconia Board Minutes

Want to learn more about what's happening in WHA and our Board? Check out Board Meeting Minutes HERE


Check out our NEW Events page where upcoming Waconia Hockey happenings are listed!


COVID-19 Prepardness

New Updates! Check out our COVID-19 Preparedness page. 


January Rookie Camp has been Postponed!

More info regarding a reschedule will be coming soon!

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