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Team Update for Utah

By Admin, 01/06/21, 8:15PM MST

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North American Prep West Teams

GRIZZ CUP MLK TOURNAMENT

January 14 - 18, 2021

 

ATTENTION: Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, several of the major facilities that host the Grizz Cup have closed, which resulted in the Grizz Cup losing 150 game slots. They have secured ice-time in several facilities within the Utah Valley, three rinks in Salt Lake City and one each in Provo and Ogden. Originally NA Prep had been one of the organizations removed from the tournament due to rink closures and team cuts, but after appealing that decision, we were put back into the tournament. NA Prep has three teams (Squirts, Pee Wees, and Bantams) participating in the Grizz cup. We are a "flex team" in this tournament, meaning if there are any other teams that drop out, we are the teams that will fill a vacancy within a division, whether it be A or AA. 

(Ex. Our Bantams are currently playing AA; should an A team drop out in the Bantam division, NA Prep Bantams could fill the vacancy at the A level.)

This was one of the bargaining chips I had to play in order to secure our organization in the tournament, so please remain flexible; I'm just grateful our players are getting a chance to play.

 

TEAM DIVISIONS

Squirt A

Pee Wee A1

Bantams AA

 

COVID- POLICIES

Each ice arena we visit will have different COVID protocols, so expect to be temp checked, probed, and prodded all weekend! Be prepared to sign many COVID release forms as needed... We are waiting on the finalized Covid policies from the rinks, as soon as we get them we will pass them along. 

 

I need to compile a list of names of all parents, players & staff that might be in attendance at any of the rinks all weekend. What I'm hearing is 1-2 spectators per player, depending on the venue. 

 

The following guidelines are in place as of 12/30/20 for Weber County Sports Complex, Olympic and NHL. 

 

Games played on the Olympic Rink do not have a spectator limit, as we have 2,300 seats available. Games played on the NHL rink, however, have a two-person per player limit due to limited space within the NHL Rink. 

Please space yourselves 6' between households while inside the facility.

The attached form needs to be signed by all persons entering the facility EVERY TIME they enter, including refs, game staff, etc. No need to print, this is where the Master list comes in. You’ll just have to sign the line next to your name. 

 

WC Ice has a temperature check station upon entering the facility. Every person must have their temperature taken & sign the waiver (above).

Face coverings over the nose & mouth are required at all times by all guests and staff, even on the bench, except while on the ice surfaces. Please make sure all players/skaters are equipped with a face covering that they can keep around their necks so they can quickly pull it up and down when they change lines, exit the ice, etc. At WC Ice sheet- no masks are required while skating. Coaches should wear them at all times unless actively skating. If the bench face-covering requirement is updated before the tournament, we will let tournament personnel know. We have no indication at this time that the bench face-covering requirement will be lifted. Players & coaches should arrive prepared.

Locker Room occupancy should be kept to 15 minutes before & after games, although for convenience to staff, locker room keys will be available prior to 15 minutes before each game. Team Managers may inquire at the front counter upon arrival for their locker room key. Face coverings should be worn by all while in locker rooms. 

 

Link below for 2 masks ideas, attached to the player's helmet and are off the face to allow better breathing. Or use a neck gaiter, for easy off and on. 

 

ORDER YOUR HELMET MASK ONLINE HERE:

TEKOR 3

CCM GAME ON MASK

There is also a Pure Hockey in SLC, I just called them and they have “100s” of CCM Game on masks. Masks or gaiters/Buffs are required on the ice in Park City for the add-on Bantam Exhibition game. 

 

Dryland/Warmups are not allowed in the facility at this time. If this is updated before the tournament, we will let tournament personnel know. Please plan on having teams warmup outside the facility.  

 

As you visit the facility, you will notice staff sanitizing high-touch surfaces every hour as well as sanitizing locker rooms between uses. Our sinks & toilets have been converted to touchless fixtures, and we are adding water bottle fill stations throughout the facility for your convenience.

 

ACTION ITEMS:

Reply to Amalia with the name of anyone that will be at any of the rinks, to compile the Master participant list. 

Please sign this USA Hockey Consent to Treat Form and email it to Amalia. 

Sign this Concussion release and email it to Amalia.

If you do not email these to me prior to Tuesday, January 12th, print and bring with you. 

 

NA PREP DINNER BANQUET

We are hoping to have a team dinner on Thursday night at our hotel if the Covid protocols at that hotel allow it. If you are uncomfortable with attending dinner, no worries. Happy you are here to play hockey. 

 

UNIFORMS

Jerseys, pant shells, and socks will be distributed at practice on Thursday. We have gone ahead and put player names on the jerseys; we ask each family to contribute $10 for your player's nameplate to cover those expenses. (Checks payable to NA Prep)

 

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

***Mouth guards are required***

 

HOTEL 

We have been told our organization has been placed at the same hotel and are in the process of finalizing hotel arrangements, and confirmations will be sent to each of the teams tomorrow.

 

RINKS

Peaks Ice Arena (North & South Rinks)

100 N. Seven Peaks Blvd

Provo, UT 84606

801-852-7465

 

Utah Olympic Oval Ice Arena

5662 Cougar Lane

Kearns, UT 84418

801-968-6825

 

Maverick Center

3200 S Decker Lake Drive

West Valley City, UT 84119

801-988-8800

 

Cottonwood Heights Rec Center

7500 S 2700 E

Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

801-943-3190

 

Weber County/Ogden Ice Sheet (NHL & Olympic rinks)

4390 Harrison Blvd

Ogden, UT 84403

801-778-6360

 

SCHEDULE 

 

THURSDAY 14, 2021

Pre-Game Training Camp

RINK: The Ice Sheet

at the Weber County Sports Complex

4390 Harrison Blvd, Ogden UT 84403

 

ON-ICE TRAINING TIMES

9:00am-10:30am NHL (Squirts)

10:45am - 12:15pm NHL (Pee Wee/Bantam)

12:30pm-2:00pm NHL (Squirts)

2:15-3:45pm NHL (Pee Wee/Bantam)

 

CLASSROOM-HOTEL

5:00pm - 6:00pm (Squirts)

7:30pm - 8:45pm (Pee Wees/Bantams)

 

 FRIDAY 15,2021

 Pre-Game Training Camp

RINK: TBA

ON-ICE TRAINING TIMES 

Squirt: TBA

Pee Wee: TBA

Bantam: TBA

(Trying to get more ice on Friday, hoping for 3 hours)

 

GAMES:

Squirts: Friday, January 15 12:00 pm - vs. Jr Mustangs, Home jersey, Weber County Ice Sheet, Olympic

Bantam: Friday, January 15 8:30 pm - Exhibition Game vs. Park City Ice Miners 14AA, Park City Ice Arena

 

 

SATURDAY 15,2021

GAMES:

Squirts: Saturday, January 16, 8:35 am vs. Boulder HC, Away Jersey, Weber County Ice Sheet, NHL

Bantams: Saturday, January 16, 11:45 am vs. Jr Grizz, Home Jersey, Cottonwood Heights Ice Arena

Peewees: Saturday, January 16, 4:00 pm vs. Tigers, Home Jersey, Peaks Ice Arena, North

Squirts: Sunday, January 17, 9:30 am vs. Jr Grizz, Away Jersey, Maverik Center

Bantams: Sunday, January 17, 9:55 am vs. Jr Eagles, Away Jersey, Cottonwood Heights Ice Arena

Peewees: Sunday, January 17, 11:00 am vs. Boulder, Home Jersey, Peaks Ice Arena, South

Peewees: Sunday, January 17, 4:40 pm vs. Ice Warriors, Home Jersey, Peaks Ice Arena, South

Bantams: Sunday, January 17, 8:10 pm vs. Moose, Away Jersey, Maverik Center

Squirts: Monday, January 18, 6:30 am vs. Jr Eagles, Home Jersey, Weber County Ice Sheet, NHL

Squirts: Monday, January 18, 11:50 am Championship, Weber County Ice Sheet, NHL

Peewees: Monday, January 18, Finals, Peaks Ice Arena

Bantams: Monday, January 18, Finals, Utah Olympic Oval or Maverik Center or Cottonwood Heights

 

Schedules will be loaded into SportsEngine soon!

 

So happy to see all your smiling faces in UTAH!

 

Coach JJ 

 

Thanks-Amalia

208-303-0430