The Easton Youth Hockey Association is dedicated to the continuous education and development of its hockey membership into quality players, coaches and fans, and seeks to build a spirit of community and camaraderie through the fostering of good sportsmans
We have worked with the Chiller to have all booked ice times cancelled through 4/5. There are tournaments still scheduled at this time we are hoping get rescheduled to later dates by the hosts. Otherwise, withdrawals are extremely likely in the next day or so. As an organization this has been our plan and we are taking it minute by minute.
THIS DOES NOT IMPACT POND HOCKEY! We do not administer that league nor do we have any control over it.
Regardless of the organization and the event, we encourage the following guidelines to be applied. Stick & Pucks, Pond Hockey, Adult Hockey will all continue at this time through the Chiller.
As you are well aware, we are in a period of time where safety and due diligence is at a premium. EYHA has been monitoring the situation closely and has been in contact with other organizations as well the Chiller to make sure we fully understand the landscape during this volatile time.
Currently, USA Hockey has not made a broader restriction other than the cancellation of the Youth National Championships. As we always do, we will follow their lead as well as the decisions made by MidAm District Hockey.
Our position at this time is to permit team practices and games to occur. We still have several teams lined up for tournaments over the next few weeks. We are also permitting these to continue however we fully expect many if not all of these will be cancelled or postponed. We are constantly monitoring the tournament hosts for further information. If necessary, EYHA will step in and remove teams from tournaments if it is felt the risk is too great. If there is a loss of tournament fees or ice fees due to cancellations EYHA will help by compensating the amount to the teams. Coaches, please make sure you are in constant contact with your managers and team members to make sure information is being disseminated accurately and in a timely manner.
EYHA is implementing the following restrictions to reduce the risk of transmission effective immediately.
Only one parent or guardian will be permitted at practices and games. If possible we'd like the guardian to stay outside of the rinks. We do require the parents stay close by in case of injury however, a contact number must be provided to the team coach or manager if you have left the facility grounds. Obviously for younger players this is tougher however please ensure proper distances are being kept for the safety of everyone. Upon a coach's request, we can provide LiveBarn video for games that are missed in rinks that provide the service.
Coaches will not be providing water bottles for practices or games. Each player must provide their own and it should be clearly marked with the player's name. The player will be responsible for carrying their own bottle to and from the ice rink.
Coaches whenever possible will request an additional locker room to spread the players out while changing. This is certainly not guaranteed but if possible we'd like it to reduce the personal contact. Players should be in the locker room no more than 10 minutes to change before and after events.
Younger players are encouraged to come dressed to the rink to avoid the need to enter the locker rooms.
We encourage all players to wash their hands before and after their events. Each locker room as well as the restrooms provide hand soap and sinks.
All players should have their jerseys, socks and jocks washed after every event. Hockey gear should be hung and dried out as well.
Mouth guards should be washed frequently with warm soapy water.
Read USAH Player Safety Information on the coronavirus HERE
Read the Chiller's Safety Update on the coronavirus HERE
Finally, we will update the home page of eyhaicedragons.com with any important updates. Please check the site prior to your events for any change in our position.
EYHA Executive Committee
Chris Yoho - President
Jeff Sharp - Vice President
Dean Lewis - Director of Hockey Operations
Justin Willison - House Treasurer
Scott Buzinski - Secretary
I hope that you are all doing well given the global events that have taken place as of late. I wanted to send a note out to you all letting you know we have been in communication, as an organization, discussing our path forward as we move towards the end of our hockey season. First and foremost, the safety of our players and the safety of our player's families drives everything we do at the EYHA. It guides us throughout the hockey season and it helps us determine the best path forward right now.
We are in communication with USA Hockey (our governing body), the Chiller and the other central Ohio hockey organizations to try and be as consistent as we can in keeping us all safe.
This is to let you all know we do not make decisions in a vacuum at the EYHA. We examine, discuss and evaluate all different scenarios when determining how to proceed towards the end of our hockey season. The details and guidelines we will provide are our best efforts to be aligned with not only the hockey communities close to us but to all of our local communities and governing bodies.
Things seem to change daily but I want to let you know we will continue to stay in communication with you all as needed and we are working hard in the background to ensure all of players safety.
I want to thank you for being a part of the premier youth hockey organization in central Ohio and I want you all to remain safe during this time. Once we are through this
uncertainty we can get back to our normal operating procedure for the greatest game on the planet, the game we all love. Hockey.
We have received a few notices from users stating their anitvirus software has flagged the EYHA site with a trojan alert. I have researched the issue and the reason is as follows. On the League Athletics platform there is no way to have an SSL Certificate with your custom domain name. However, as soon as a user signs in they are directed to LeagueAthletics.com and are then covered by our SSL. Any passwords, payments, etc. are done on LeagueAthletics.com so they are secure.
EYHAICEDRAGONS.COM is a custom domain on top of the hostname LeagueAthletics.com where are site truly resides. It is a secured Amazon Web Services site used by thousands of organizations all sharing the same interface with a custom look. This alert being returned is a false positive.