We are thrilled to announce that the Warriors will be continuing with a 2020-2021 Season.
We just heard from the MCYHL and they are making plans for the league. We don’t have full details yet, they tend to come last minute, but we’ve been told there might be ice time starting as early as September, which means we’re looking to build our teams quickly.
Given the current situation, we are taking deposits now to hold your place for the season. As things unfold we’ll reach out about payment for the rest of the season which, as you can see from the forms, pricing hasn’t changed from last year.
The deposit will allow us to pay MCYHL for our spot in the league and hold ice time for practices. We plan to practice at Rock Ice in Dunellen again this year.
In addition to a $200 deposit we will need your registration form, waiver and a USA Hockey number. The registration and waiver are attached and the hockey number can be attained through the USA Hockey website. If we already have a waiver for pre-season we won’t need another, we’ll just need your deposit and notification of whether you’re signing up for full or games only.
Practices for preseason (and likely the spot we’ll hold for regular season) are Mondays from 6:45-7:45pm. Preseason starts on September 14.
Season Practice TimesAt the end of the season last year the board had discussed splitting our practices by age which means we will be looking to book a second ice time immediately before or after the one we currently have. This will give the coaches an opportunity to have more space for the kids. The earlier you register the better chance we have of booking those slots.
Covid restrictions currently allow for only 30 on the ice at a time (including coaches). Kids will dress at home and put their skates on in the rink. Coaches will help tie skates as needed.
All players and coaches will wear a mask when entering the rink and anytime they are off the ice. Masks can come off when on the ice.
Only one parent per player is allowed to attend games and in the rink at any given time. We haven’t heard what the rinks require for practices yet. Some don’t allow any parents in. We’ll pass along that information as we get it from the rink.
Please note: The Warriors requires neck guards for all our players. This will be enforced so please make sure your player has a guard for games and practices.
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Given the current situation, we don’t have the ability to do the same sort of marketing we’ve done in the past so we’re looking to our families for help. Please forward on this information to anyone you think might be interested in joining and supporting our program.
We are also looking for coaches, website and publicity experts, and, always, more players.
Last year all of our teams went to playoffs with our Bantams taking home the championship and our Mighty Mites competing against travel teams in the Protec Shamrock Showdown and taking home the first-place trophy against the Ducks home team (we’re pretty proud of that).
This year we graduated 15 Warriors, 12 of whom are moving up to play at Watchung Hills HS, others going elsewhere. We’re so excited to watch them continue to play even after they’ve aged out of our program.