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Latest Communication from MAHA regarding Return to Play

November 15th, 2020

To the Members of our Michigan Hockey Community:

On the evening of Sunday, November 15, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the official rollout of a new Epidemic Order, in response to the ongoing COVID - 19 pandemic. The new policy, imposed by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), includes a three - week pause in specified group activities in order to potentially slow the rapidly - rising COVID - 19 infection rates.  This three-week pause will take place from Wednesday, November 18th – Tuesday, December 8th, 2020.

Specifically, the new Epidemic Order places a three-week pause on youth and amateur sports activity in Michigan. Furthermore, several categories of recreational facilities, including ice rinks, will be closed during this period.

While we realize that this comes as a major disappointment to our hockey membership, few of us can deny the impact that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had on the progress of our 2020-21 season. Since the start of our season, we have seen reports of positive cases increase at an exponential rate across the state of Michigan. Based on contact tracing considerations, many of our teams have been advised to pause season activities to quarantine, in an effort to prevent continued exposure to the virus.  In addition, there have been several cases that have impacted our in-state tournaments and events. Although our association volunteers throughout the state have done a great job, in their efforts to manage and report positive COVID-19 cases as they emerge, the safety and well-being of our statewide membership remains our top priority.  With this in mind, the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) will comply with the new MDHHS Epidemic Order. 

During the designated three-week pause, all MAHA-sanctioned activity will be postponed.  Additional updates will be presented later this week, as they become available. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

The MAHA remains optimistic that we will resume our 2020-21 hockey activity at the conclusion of the three-week pause. With this in mind, please continue to be mindful of group gatherings outside of the rink, and practice risk mitigation strategies as much as possible. Please use good judgment in an effort to keep your family, as well as those around you, safe and healthy. Thank you for your cooperation!

George Atkinson
President, Michigan Amateur Hockey Association

Jason Reynolds
Director of Operations & Marketing, Michigan Amateur Hockey Association

Out of State Travel

Please see document below for critical information on out of state travel along with information c: in state play.

Game On - Perani's/MAHA Collaboration

The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) is teaming with Perani’s Hockey World on an exclusive offer for its membership!  Please see below for details.

2020/2021 Return to Play Resources

To All Association Presidents, Coaches, Team Mangers and Team Officials:

Please see below for most recent communication from MAHA and USA Hockey regarding the 2020/2021 Hockey Season.

MAHA Return to Play Information

Please see link for latest information from MAHA.

USA Hockey Links

Link to resources provided by USA Hockey, including the Return to Rinks Toolkit, Early Return On-Ice Activity Samplers and Facemask Guideline.

2020/2021 Team/Player Exceptions

Applications for exceptions for the 2020/2021 are due no later than November 15, 2020.  Online exception form available at link below.

D4 Monthly Meeting

MAHA District 4 Council typically holds meetings on the second Tuesday of each month, but this is subject to change based on director's availability.   

Current meetings are being held via Zoom.  Contact the D4 Chairperson at for details on next meeting date/time.

Visit the CALENDAR page for a by month view of events.

MAHA Annual Guide

The MAHA Annual Guide contains the Rules and Regulations under which we operate.  Coaches and Managers have a responsibility to know these rules.
To access the Guide, click here