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Clinton Comets Outline Plan

Clinton Youth Hockey explained how its 2020-21 season will work at the Clinton Arena last week.

In a letter to participants, CYH President Brittany Fuller Evans said the guidelines set by the Clinton Arena are in accordance with state regulations. These include:

Starting Nov. 2

No more than 20 players and coaches in the Arena at one time. Spectators are not allowed.

Temperatures will be taken before entering and a health screening form filled out.

Players need to arrive fully dressed. Locker rooms will not be used.

Helmets with faceshields are recommended; when helmets are off masks must be worn.

Breaks between ice slots will allow for cleaning and disinfecting.

Evans’ letter states: “After careful consideration of the arena's new operational rules, we remain committed to developing a plan that allows your player to skate this season.

Though we will have to give up some things we have come to expect from our typical season, if we steadfastly adhere to the requirements outlined above, we may still benefit from this season.

It is important to remember that our plans to return to ice are predicated on the information we receive from the Clinton Arena. While NYSAHA is currently allowing non-competitive hockey, we must also work within the guidelines the arena provides. Given the current occupancy restriction in place, we believe offering practices/clinics/scrimmages by level is most sensible at this time.

That said, if things change for the better and we are allowed competitive play, we will reassess our current model/schedule to accommodate games (provided the arena is able to increase the occupancy limit).

We are currently in the process of adjusting our registration fees. Once we have finished making alterations, registration will be released. Individuals who have already registered will be contacted about their options.’’

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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