Thursday, September 23, 2021

Welcome to the Newmarket-Nighthawks 2021-2022 season

Hi players and families, we hope you are all well and enjoying your summer.    

As things begin to change for the better in the world we are happy to say that hockey will be starting in October 2021. There are still many health and safety restrictions and guidelines that will need to be strictly followed. Please read all the information below carefully before completing registration. 

If you decide not to play hockey this year you will not loose your spot on the team. We respect and understand everyone's decision. If you are not returning, please email your team rep and/or coach so we have an accurate player count. 

Below are some of the changes and information about registration and return to play. All changes are based on guidelines from the Town of Newmarket, Public Health, Hockey Canada, Canadian National Special Hockey and the Newmarket Nighthawks. All guidelines need to be shared with players, parents and guardians & are subject to change at any time during the season. Please check your email weekly during the season for any updates or changes

We are playing in the Honda rink at the Magna Centre in Newmarket
All ice times are 45 minutes
Players should arrive no sooner than 15 minutes before their ice time
Ice times are as follows:
  -  Juniors
  -  Intermediates
  -  Seniors
If your player will be absent we ask that you contact your team coach and/or rep before ice time

Only 1 support person may accompany the player
The arena will have segregated seating available with limited or no access to benches
Support person must be available by cell phone at all times

Everyone entering the arena, both players and support person must show proof of vaccination and also complete the Town of Newmarket COVID-19 Public Self-Screening Tool
Facial coverings MUST be worn in the arena by players and support person

Players must arrive & depart fully dressed. Skates, helmets and gloves can be brought in a small bag. NO hockey bags are allowed
We will have access to the dressing rooms for 15 minutes before & after ice time. Social distancing of 2m will be strictly enforced
Water bottle must be filled at home and clearly labelled with the player’s name

Players can remove facial masks once their helmet is on if they wish
Players and coaches will remain at least 2m away from each other on and off the ice
Coaches will not be assisting players with anything that involves direct physical contact, eg. skates, helmets, helping up from ice
All drills and coaching will be from a safe distance

Registration will be non-contact (paperless) and all forms needed were attached to your recent welcome email.  The Code of Conduct and Liability should be printed, signed then emailed to, either a scan or a photo is acceptable.  Hard copies will not be available and will not be accepted.  
Payment will only be accepted through e-transfer to, individual receipts will be sent via email
Registration cost is $200 including a non-refundable Hockey Canada Insurance payment of $40. If we need to end the season due to Covid 19 you will be issued a refund for the cancelled weeks
Players will not be allowed on the ice if we have not received all documents by October 15th

All Covid protocols & your signed Code of Conduct will be strictly enforced 

Social distancing rules MUST be followed at ALL times on and off the ice. If a player makes physical contact with another player not in their family the player will be asked to leave the arena. As stated in the signed Code of Conduct: Failure to comply with this Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary action decided by the coaches, coaching/player coordinator. Discipline could range from suspension from playing or participating in Newmarket Nighthawks Special Hockey events or dismissal from the program entirely. 

If you have any questions please contact your coach and/or team rep. 
Stay safe, be responsible & have fun
Newmarket Nighthawk coaches, reps. & organizers 

Who's Who:
Juniors Coach:  Bob MacKenzie
Juniors Team Rep: Kim MacKenzie
T: 905-898-7451 

Intermediates Coach:  Terry Porter
T: 289-380-0872 
Intermediates Team Rep:  Aideen Tyler

Seniors Coach: Glenn MacMillan
T: 416-520-2704 
Seniors Team Rep: Tammy Wanschura

Registration: Clare Macdonald

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