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2021/2022 TRAVEL TEAM HEAD COACHES ANNOUNCEMENT

KAIHA is pleased to announce the 2021/2022 Season Head Coaches for all age groups. We are targeting the 2nd or 3rd week of May for the travel tryouts. More to follow. 

8U Travel Head Coach: Derek Steinbrecher

10U Travel Head Coach: Luke Hogan

12U Travel Head Coach: Mark Kaminski

14U (Gold) Travel Head Coach: Drew Dow

14U (Silver) Travel Head Coach: Roger Wallin

16U/JV Travel Head Coach: Don Burton

18U/Varsity Head Coach: Adam Swiergosz

Sincerely,
KAIHA Board


LIC players, parents and coaches -
 
Please find below a summary and reminder of required COVID-19 protocol for the Louisville Ice Cardinals as assembled by KAIHA. All teams governed by the association are expected to follow the below protocols and adhere to the guidelines at the rink as posted. It is imperative that all players, parents and coaches abide by these requirements so we can continue to participate in ice hockey activities.
 
What to do in the event of a positive case of COVID-19?

Step 1)  Parents / players must notify team representative if a player or family member who was at a team event has tested positive

Step 2)  Team representative should distribute information of a known positive COVID case to all family members of the affected team keeping the identity of the individual(s) ANONYMOUS & CONFIDENTIAL.

Step 3)  Team representative must identify folks that were in close contact with a person that tested positive while symptomatic and up to 48 hrs. prior to being symptomatic. Teams are encouraged to use the event RSVP feature of the Sports Engine app for a digital record of player and coach attendance at team events.

What counts as close contact?

·         You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more

·         You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19

·         You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)

·         You shared eating or drinking utensils

·         They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you

Step 4)  If you have been identified as someone in close contact, you must stay away from the rink for at least 14 days and quarantine. A negative COVID test does not constitute grounds for re-entry to the rink.

Please find attached a comprehensive guide for steps to take in the situation of a positive case. All coaches & team managers are expected to review in detail.

Reminder of mandatory requirements while at the rink can be viewed @ www.louisvilleicecardinals.com.  All participants are required to adhere to these guidelines.

Sincerely,
KAIHA

 


Iceland Sports Complex-Youth Ice Hockey Covid-19 Return To Play Guidelines

Youth Ice Hockey COVID-19 Return To Play Guidelines Iceland Sports Complex

The steps below will be in place at Iceland Sports Complex, Louisville, KY in order to continue to enjoy the fun and excitement of youth hockey. Please be advised, this is not a comprehensive list and individuals should continue to follow all CDC, federal, state and local orders and guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Individuals will take an illness self-assessment at home and stay at home if any COVID-19 signs and/or symptoms. Temperatures will be taken upon entering

Iceland Sports Complex.

  • Individuals with risk factors for COVID-19 medical complications should not enter

    Iceland Sports Complex.

  • Face coverings/masks will be worn by all individuals within Iceland Sports

    Complex including the locker rooms. Players/coaches/on-ice officials (referees)

    may remove masks just prior to fastening their helmets and skating onto the ice.

  • Coaches will wear masks while on the players’ bench. Penalty box attendants,

    game timekeeper, and official scorer will wear masks. The head coach, and other team officials, will remain at least six feet from the on-ice officials when the on-ice officials introduce themselves at the beginning of the game, or during a conversation during a stoppage of play.

  • Players and on-ice officials will arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their on- ice activity and will be fully dressed with the exception of helmets, gloves and skates. Goalkeepers may need to put on additional equipment in their locker room.

  • Players and on-ice officials will bring their own labeled water bottle to the rink.

  • Player locker room capacity is limited to 6 players with overflow utilizing chairs

    inside the ice area.

  • The officials’ locker room is limited to 4 individuals. No one other than the 4

    officials are allowed in the officials’ locker room. Please knock on the door if you wish to speak to an official, and the official will come to the door, while maintaining 6-foot physical distancing.

  • Handshakes have been eliminated and teams should consider alternative ways to acknowledge each other at the end of an ice session.

  • Only 1 parent/guardian/spectator per player is permitted inside Iceland Sports Complex.

  • A maximum of 2 adults/parents acting as a game timekeeper and official scorer are allowed in the scorekeeper box at one time.

  • A maximum of 1 adult/parent is allowed in the penalty box and will serve as the penalty box attendant. No photographers/videographers are allowed in the players’ bench, penalty bend or scorekeepers box.

  • At the conclusion of the ice session, players and on-ice officials will remove skates, helmets and gloves and leave the facility within 15 minutes of the ice session. Please exit Iceland Sports Complex through the designated exits for the North and South rinks. Please do not exit through the lobby. The lobby is the designated entrance into Iceland Sports Complex.

  • Spitting is not allowed anywhere on Iceland Sports Complex property, including the parking lot.

  • Players, team officials, on-ice officials, timekeepers, scorekeepers and penalty box attendants will complete a COVID-19 waiver and it will be kept on file at Iceland Sports Complex.


IMPORTANT KAIHA STATEMENT:

The KAIHA Board wants to share information with you regarding teams playing in non-sanctioned USA Hockey games and tournaments. If a USA Hockey registered player and/or team chooses to participate in an unsanctioned event/tournament, they must participate without any connection to USA Hockey and the KAIHA. This means they cannot use their USA Hockey team roster, team name, team jerseys and colors or any other reference to the USA Hockey registered team and to KAIHA. Additionally, the USA Hockey medical and liability insurance is voided; therefore, the coaches and player families take on full responsibility for anything that may happen. It is important to note that the tournament may or may not have insurance coverage for teams and participants. Finally, MidAm & the KAIHA discourages teams from being involved in unsanctioned events, but they also recognize that all participants are free to make their own decisions and adjust to the current situation in the manner they determine is fit and appropriate. 

 

KAIHA Board


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