News and Announcements
On Thursday Feb 4, 2021 Port Moody Amateur Hockey Association (PMAHA) learned of an asymptotic person with a positive COVID-19 test within our membership. The affected team was asked to immediately pause their team activities.
On Tuesday Feb 9, 2021 we learned of an additional person with a positive COVID-19 test. Immediately the activities of the affected teams were paused.
On Wednesday Feb 10, 2021 after learning of 2 more persons with positive COVID-19 positive tests, PMAHA acted expeditiously to pause all hockey activities, for all teams in the Association, for an indefinite period.
Prior to our voluntary pause, PMAHA teams had been participating in Phase 2 activities in accordance with Viasport guidelines and BC Hockey. This allowed for teams to practice but not play games.
The decision to pause continues to be a voluntary decision taken by PMAHA and not one mandated by Public Health Authorities. However we feel it is the most appropriate measure to minimize health risk for players, arena staff and related user groups. We will review this position on Wed Feb 24, 2021 based on further guidance of Public Health Authorities.
PMAHA reminds its members and the general community to remain vigilant and to immediately report related health concerns to Public Health.
We are proud to be part of our hockey community that has continued to shine its kindness towards one another during these difficult times.
We do not intend to have further comment, any further inquiries should be directed to Public Health.
Out of an abundance of caution, PMAHA’s Executive has made the difficult decision to pause all hockey activities effective immediately until Wednesday February 17th, 2021.
This is a voluntary decision taken by PMAHA after carefully considering the relevant factors. Although the pause has not been mandated by Public Health Authorities, PMAHA believes that it is the most appropriate measure in order to minimize risk for players, staff and user groups; and to ensure that we are able to finish the season strongly after a short break.
Please remain vigilant. We expect to communicate again to all parents prior to next Wednesday, thank you for your patience and support in the interim.
On Sat Nov 7, our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced increased restrictions for the Fraser and Coastal Health regions. These new Provincial Health Orders include new restrictions for indoor sports, including ice hockey.
Effectively immediately, all PMAHA games are cancelled for at least 14 days.
With Port Moody Arenas closed through Tues Nov 10th, practices are also cancelled until at least that day. An update will be provided as soon as we have learned more from the City of Port Moody.
Like other local Hockey Associations, we are also anticipating updates to the City facility guidelines, and updated information from BC Hockey, PCAHA and ViaSport. We will post updated information here, via email and via social media as updates are made available.
On behalf of PMAHA Executive, we hope you are all safe and healthy, and we will provide more information as it becomes available.
Updated: Feb 21 2021
PMAHA Executive has passed a motion to make non-medical masks/face coverings mandatory at all PMAHA events for anyone aged 6 or older.
This policy applies to home & away games and practices and also applies to visiting teams:
- Players are to wear masks on entry to the facility, until helmets are on, and again on exit.
- All team officials (managers, coaches, safety person) are to wear masks at all times
- All parents spectating at practices are to wear masks at all times.
If there is no mask or face covering worn, there will be no entry to the facility.
New player registration for 2020-21 season opens June 29 2020. Here are the details/instructions:
The following will need to be mailed to: 821 Fenwick Place Port Moody BC V3H 1C1
- Completed Registration Form (see registration form here: http://www.pmaha.com/organizations/2936/documents/529971
- Copy of Birth Certificate
- Copy of two residential bills ie Property taxes, Port Moody utilities, hydro or gas (cellular phone bills not accepted)
- 2 Cheques: One dated for June 29, 2020 for $50.00 deposit, and a post dated cheque for the remainder of fees dated Sept 1, 2020 (see here for registration fees: http://www.pmaha.com/organizations/2936/pages/122362)
- For players transferring from another association a completed PCAHA Player Transfer form is also required
Cheques payable to PMAHA with player name indicated; registration will not be processed without payment.
All questions about new player registration can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.