March 16, 2020
To all MEAHA Associations and Members,
To say the past week has been crazy and unfortunate would be an understatement. USA Hockey Sectional, Regional and National Tournaments were cancelled, schools and universities have shut-down, professional and collegiate sporting events have been cancelled, and we know of several rinks that have shut down with other non-sports related venues following suit. Yesterday the State of Maine declared a State of Emergency, and it is likely more restrictions will be placed on our activities going forward. We are in uncharted territory here and we must take action for the good of the public and protection of our participants and their families.
With the situation in-flux, and based on USA Hockey's directive giving the Affiliates authority to make decisions based on current events and local circumstances, Effective Immediately the MEAHA Executive Committee is prohibiting any USA Hockey sanctioned play, including but not limited to tryouts, for ALL USA Hockey Member programs in the Maine Affiliate (aka: Everyone) until further notice. MEAHA will monitor issues related to the COVID-19 Pandemic and may alter this directive as information becomes available.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in the matter.
Maine Amateur Hockey Association