“We realize this continues to be a difficult and uncertain time for everyone,” OMHA president Bob Hill said in a statement.
“However, our priority is getting kids back to hockey this fall in as safe a manner as possible. By taking an approach to control all that we can with mandatory vaccinations for all participants – along with continuing social distancing guidelines – we feel this is the best way forward to ensure a successful return to play this season and that we all benefit from what hockey has to offer.”
All people involved with hockey born in 2009 or earlier will now have to vaccinate. There are no options and nearly all of minor hockey across Canada will be adopting similar policy.
This is the only way Canada can hope to have some type of season though officials are all now concerned that October may see additional restrictions return.