July 30, 2020
FOR 2020 - 2021 SEASON

Hockey Manitoba is pleased to release our Return to Play (RTP) draft for the 2020 - 2021 season which is currently being reviewed by the Province of Manitoba.  Hockey Manitoba continues to work closely with Hockey Canada, Sport Manitoba, and the Province of Manitoba with the anticipation that the plan will be approved in the near future.

This draft is being distributed for members to be familiar with all aspects of the plan to ensure the health and safety of all members once hockey has been approved by the province.


The Return to Play draft incorporates the current requirements outlined in Stages 1 - 4 of the Government of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services Plan, health and safety guidelines from Hockey Canada, and programming, registration and sanctioning for Hockey Manitoba.

Part of our commitment includes an ongoing and regular review of our RTP protocols based on the latest recommended COVID-19 health precautions, which will help to enhance the positive hockey experience under the province’s health directives.

The Return to Hockey Plan has three phases

  • Phase 1 (began June 1, 2020) - On-ice skill development (non-contact), online meetings and clinics, non-sanctioned activities


  • Phase 2 (subject to approval from the Province of Manitoba) - on-ice skill development (non-contact), drills, team tactics, online or in-person clinics, tryouts


  • Phase 3 (subject to approval from the Province of Manitoba) - regular season competition (contact), game play (contact), practices (contact), travel
    Hockey Manitoba would like to reiterate for its members that all hockey camps, skills sessions, recreational leagues, and tournaments that are currently operating in the province are not sanctioned by Hockey Manitoba.

The reopening of arenas in Manitoba begun as of June 1, 2020 as facilities were able to open along with Phase 2 of the Manitoba Restoring Safe Services plan.

If you have any questions pertaining to Hockey Manitoba's Return to Play Protocols for the 2020 - 2021 season please email: info@hockeymanitoba.ca.

For more information on Hockey Manitoba's Return to Hockey plan, please visit www.hockeymanitoba.ca/return-to-play/.

Below are links to Hockey Canada's Return to Hockey Safety Guidelines document and FAQ in support of Hockey Manitoba's Return to Play plan.

Hockey Canada Return to Hockey Safety Guidelines
Hockey Canada Return to Hockey Safety Guidelines FAQ

Thank you.

- Hockey Manitoba


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