I just received 4 additional practice sheets for this thrusday night and possibly expecting to receive additional sheets. They are availabel on a first to reply basis. The younger teams get 1st choice on earlier time slots
The post parity game schedule has been uploaded to the CMO website. We are in pretty good shape as far as unscheduled games go compared to the list I saw for other programs. All TBD games are listed on 12/25 as a placeholder on the CMO website, they will be updated from there once they are scheduled.
9U - 1 game
10U - 3 games
11U - fully scheduled
12U - 2 games
13U - fully scheduled
Please compare the games posted on the youthhockey.com website to what is posted on the CMO website, unfortunately errors can happen.
location, all rinks should have a hyperlink to google maps, if you dont see a link let me know
The game schedule posted on the PHL website is a feed from gamesheet.com and may vary from YH.com. If you see any discrepencies please let me know so I can confirm or get it corrected.
This is the last weekend of parity games for 9U through 13U. The parity committee will be meeting tomorrow morning to review and evaluate parity results, finalize team placement and start the post parity game schedules. Post parity games can be schedueld as soon as this coming Friday, October 15th.
NEED THE FOLLOWING BY TONIGHT:
CONFIRM game results on PHL website
ENTER results on the CMO website
this should be done immediately after every game
BLACK OUT DATES
any dates you need no games must be entered in youthhockey.com as a "busy date" they will appear as a black box
games can and will be scheduled for Friday nights for programs that have ice on those days
look at and consider all holidays and important days (super bowl, thanksgiving, christmas,etc)
As a reminder the PHL schedules all games based on the data in youthhockey.com. It is standard rink agreement practice that once a program purchases a sheet of ice they own that sheet of ice, it can't be cancelled or returned. Games are not optional due to # of players you have available, milage to the rink, acts of nature, equipment failure, etc. ALL games must be played as scheduled. In the unfortunate event that a game is unable to be played the PHL will fine our program $500 plus fees for timekeeper and referees as well as the ice cost, this can run $1,000 - $1,500 per game depending on the rink. The cost of a cancelled game will be the full responsibility of the team who cancelled the game. Please REMIND your families they signed up for travel hockey, which we in fact have to travel to games for.
As most of you are aware many USA Hockey rules 2021-2025 were implemented effective September 1, 2021. Some of the changes occurred relative to players receiving four penalties in a game under Rule 401(b) second major penalty in same game under Rule 403(b) second game misconduct penalty in same game under Rule 404(b). Rule 411 Progressive Suspensions, also states if any player has a third major penalty, for any infractions listed, the player will receive an additional three game suspension.
Our Operating Procedures and Zero Tolerance Policy require that any player who receives a second game misconduct for any reason in a season must sit out until a Disciplinary Hearing is held and decision rendered. This process is being temporarily modified due to the impacts of new Rule changes identified above.
Effective this date any player who has incurred two game misconducts in the season will be the subject of an Intervention Meeting involving the player, parent and in most situations the head coach of the team. They will be required to attend a meeting with the League to discuss the penalties imposed and the potential impact to the player if additional game misconducts are incurred. The Intervention Process does not involve a review of Match Penalties, Fighting Majors or the Referee calls. The Intervention Process also does not alter any League review under the Rule 401-Supplemental Discipline process.
It is hopefully that the Intervention Process will result in a heightened awareness to the players, parents and coaches regarding USA Hockey’s Standards of Play and Rule Enforcement.
As a reminder, we follow all state of MA and CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 testing and exposure. Please remind families that if anyone is experiencing symptoms to remain home from practice and games unless they are certian it is not COVID-19 related.
You develop any symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild, or
You are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
If you are a resident of a community at higher risk for COVID-19 spread, you are encouraged to get a COVID-19 test even if you have no symptoms. See a list of communities and learn more at www.mass.gov/StopTheSpread.
How do I know if I am a close contact of someone with COVID-19?
You are a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person if you were within 6 feet of them while indoors, for at least 15 minutes, while they were symptomatic or within the 48 hours before symptom onset.
You are also a close contact if you were within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes of someone while indoors, who tested positive for COVID-19 in the 48 hours before their test was taken or anytime in the 10 days after the test.
According to CDC guidance, individuals are less likely to be exposed to COVID-19 during outdoor activities, even without the use of masks.
Isolating and quarantining are related but distinct approaches to limiting COVID-19's spread. In short: Isolate if you're sick, quarantine if you have been exposed and identified as a close contact.
You must isolate if you are symptomatic or have tested positive for COVID-19. This means you must be alone, without direct contact with anyone else, until you can no longer spread the virus. This typically lasts about 10 days.
If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 and you are unvaccinated: you must quarantine following an exposure.
If 10 days after your exposure you have no symptoms, you can end quarantine.
You can end your quarantine after 7 days if you get tested and are negative for the virus. Testing should occur on or after the 5th day.
Resources are available to support you if you're required to isolate or quarantine, and need medical, housing, food, or other assistance.
If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 and you are fully vaccinated: you are not required to quarantine following an exposure.
However, you should still monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following an exposure. If you experience symptoms, isolate yourself from others, seek testing, and contact your healthcare provider.
Today we received some additional practice ice. There will be NO changes to practice this week, the changes will be effective beginning October 4th. This ice will first be used to fill the gaps for the teams that currently have only 1 practice per week and if possible we will slide some of the later slots to earlier slots. Some teams may see a change in the day they are practicing but not every week. Some teams may see not change at all
Please be patient as the process to re-arrange is somewhat time consuming and tedious.
We have all been warned for years and years that there are fewer and fewer new referees signing up and more guys retiring which could have a devastating impact on the sport. It had gotten to the point where the warnings are easlily dismissed as crying wolf. The referee shortage is hitting us at home this weekend. It has been a CMO and league practice for as long as we have been part of the PHL to confirm referee coverage on a weekly basis. All games for the weekend had been confirmed with coverage, yet we find they were not in fact covered.
While we don't want to or like to ask, given the current critical shortage of referees at all levels, we are asking coaching staff to bring skates, helmet and whistle to all games in case coverage is needed. We understand this is above and beyond the regular coaching duties and appreciate it.
I can assure you that the referee scheduling coordinators are doing their best job in trying to cover all games as best they can. This is NOT a problem isolated to CMO, PHL, NESC, regional, MA or New England this is a national referee problem. MA Hockey is reporting more than 700 less referees at this time than last year. There are multiple reports of games at all levels with only 1 referee covering games. Today alone, we have had at least 2 games where 2 referees were scheduled and confirmed yet none (not even 1) showed up. I have had to ask a coach to go to their car and get their skates so the game could be played and not forfeited. There was an incident today where a referee was berated by a coach/parent and left the ice surface mid-game and did not return (non PHL/CMO game but local). There are reports on social media of referees in a bidding war to see who will pay the highest (exceeding triple the standard rate) to get game coverage. Referees are being flown in from all over to cover games. It is completely bizarre but it is happening and impacting our games.
As we posted previously, anyone interested in becoming a referee is encouraged to reach out to either or both Referees Crease or NESC to learn more about the process.
Referees Crease supports youth hockey, Junior hockey, NCAA and Professional levels of play up and down the entire East Coast.
Central Masss Outlaws is looking to increase social media posting this season and looking for your asstistance. We are not looking for anything professional, just a nice moment that was caputred or great short video clip. I have created a google photo shared drive for teams to upload team pics or short video clips (bench, goals, end of game celebrations, tournament wins, informal team pics, etc) I am asking that any team pics or video that are uploaded be labeled with the team name so they can be easily identified for posting.