Hello LSMHA Members,
As per the Hockey Winnipeg announcement on Sat Jan 30th effectively canceling the 2020-2021 Hockey Season LSMHA would like to update members on the next steps for LSMHA and its members. https://www.hockeywinnipeg.ca/hockey-winnipeg-directive-january-30-2021
The decision to cancel the season was a very difficult one and was discussed in depth, unfortunately it was felt that we have run out of time to properly put a season on for the players. If the season were to be extended past March it would put players in a position to have to choose between Hockey and other sports not to mention facilities may not be able to accommodate all programs. The only exception to the cancelation was U15AAA Boys, U18 Male and Female AAA as these are regional provincial league and not due to level of play. All other programs include Male and Female AA are area association Hockey Winnipeg administered programs. The area association AA Male and Female programs will communicate their plans for future programing separate from LSMHA.
Hockey Winnipeg did indicate that although the season and league play is canceled, area association may consider local program and development. LSMHA will be looking at the potential of hockey programing for our players and we have had a few requests to keep teams together.
LSMHA will be reserving our decision on this topic until the next announcement by the province on Feb 12 and will determine if local programing sanctioned by LSMHA will continue. We will need to factor our local facilities ice availability and the registrants who would like to participate in this programing. All members will be able to opt out and not be forced to participate in any further programing.
As Per Hockey Winnipeg’s announcement area associations have until April 30th, 2021 to process refunds to their members. LSMHA’s goal is to process their refunds much sooner than that but we have over 485 players in our association and funds have been paid to Hockey Winnipeg and Hockey Manitoba and LSMHA will need to recover some of those funds to distribute refunds to all members.
LSMHA has formed a refund committee who will develop and oversee the distribution of refunds to all members. All refunds will be issued in a cheque form and will be mailed to its members. Please ensure your address is updated and includes a mailing address in e-hockey Canada- https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/account/login.aspx . The refund process will be announced by Feb 15th, 2021.
All members will be refunded their registration fees minus Hockey Manitoba, Hockey Winnipeg and LSMHA Admin fees and ice fees for teams who were able to practice. The goal of each organization is to charge the minimal amounts fees to only cover costs, we anticipate a large percentage of fees will be returned to members. There are some government grants that each organization is hoping to take advantage of and discussions of using surplus funds to offset costs. LSMHA is advocating to ensure its members get the largest possible refund.
Regardless of potential future programing all members with the exceptions of AA and AAA players will receive a refund. AA and AAA refunds will be administered and provided from their individual organizations.
We ask at this time that members please refrain from emailing LSMHA and it’s board members asking for their refunds prior to LSMHA announcing its refund process and schedule as well as future programing in the event arena’s are allowed to open. LSMHA will ensure its members are updated on these issues.
We thank our members for their patience over the last couple of month and we look forward to seeing the players hit the ice when it is safe to do so.
Lord Selkirk Minor Hockey Association
In order to be prepared for the upcoming season as we get closer to anticipated start we are opening up registration for our members.
With the situation still being fluid we are asking our members to register on the Hockey Canada website so we can have an understanding of numbers for evaluations and team formations. The expectation today is that evaluations will start after the September long weekend as normal. As the situation becomes more clear we will send out emails to all registered members notifying them of the evaluation times.
We are not collecting full fees at this time and will only be collecting the evaluation fee. Once you have registered with Hockey Canada using the link below you will be sent an email within a few days with a lsmha.com link to pay for your evaluation. As we find out more information we will send out a link in a similar fashion to pay for your full registration fees.
If the season starts as expected we do believe the fees for each age group will be:
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To register please use the following link: https://registration.hockeycanada.ca/registration/?ID=945
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