It is with the deepest regret that the Clarington Thunder executive announces the cancellation of this year’s season.
Every attempt has been made to try and come up with a scenario where we can play hockey again this year, but we do not anticipate being able to return to the ice safely. Even if the Durham Region were to return to “red” level restrictions, it is not viable to have only 10 players on the ice at a time for practices with the number of players that we have. To compound the issue, the municipality has pulled the ice from two of the three facilitates that we operate out of. Unfortunately, that means we have decided to cancel the remainder of this year, and focus our efforts on a 2021-2022 season.
Refunds of $100 have been issued by cheque. The cheques were mailed to each player March 3rd, 2021. If you have any further questions, please e-mail the office.
Thank you to the coaches, players, parents, staff and volunteers for helping the association through this difficult time. Stay safe.
Please be advised we are in the process of migrating to a new website for this season. The schedule is currently available over on the new platform.
Please see the below information from the OMHA regarding unsanctioned tournaments.
Over the past several weeks there has been a steady stream of emails concerning the Barn’s weekend tournaments and whether the tournaments had been approved by the OMHA.
The 3 on 3 tournament program provided by the BARN conflicts with current OMHA programing and is classified as non-sanctioned. Players who chose to participate in these tournaments after September 30th of the current year may be suspended.
If you need any clarification please contact the office.
Please email the office if you need assistance.
The CRHL Supports Rowan’s Law
Rowan Stringer loved rugby. A competitive and keen athlete, she was captain of her high school’s team. Tragically, in May 2013, 17-year old Rowan died as the result of head injuries she sustained while playing rugby. In the week before her last game, Rowan was hit twice while playing, likely sustaining a concussion after each blow. Her concussions went unreported, and she continued to play. Rowan suspected something wasn’t right—she texted a friend about her condition and used Google to search for information about concussions. When she was hit again in her final game, Rowan suffered what is known as Second Impact Syndrome—catastrophic swelling caused by a second injury to a brain still healing from previous trauma. Rowan collapsed on the field on May 8, 2013, and died four days later (Ophea.net).
Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 makes it mandatory for sports organizations to: ensure that athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario's Concussion Awareness Resources. (https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-safety
The CRHL is in full support of the Rowan’s Law and its intent to improve concussion awareness. As mandated in the new law, the CRHL now requires all players, parents/guardians, and team officials to take the following two steps:
a) Reviewed the concussion awareness resources;
b) Commit to the OHF Concussion Code of Conduct, which includes helping to prevent concussions, taking concussions seriously, and respecting the OHF removal and return to play protocol.
The CRHL has set the following deadlines:.
Please be aware that the OMHA has now stated that all players new to the association must have birth certificates attached to their hockey profiles.
Coaches will be asking parents to submit birth certificates to the office to add to player profiles. The CRHL will not keep a copy of these once the documents are added to the player profiles.
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The OMHA requires that at least one parent or guardian for each player registered in the OMHA, and therefore the CRHL, must complete the online Respect in Sport - Parent Education Program as a condition of their child’s participation.
This course must be taken BEFORE you can register your child for play.
Once the course is taken, the certificate number obtained is to be used for player registrations in this and subsequent years.
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