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Grizzly Hockey Letter from the Director

By Staff, 08/24/20, 12:00PM MDT

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2020 Grizzly Hockey Programming Update

Good afternoon, Grizzly Hockey Families.

I hope you are safe & well, to say 2020 hasn’t been a trying year for all of us would be a huge understatement. I am sending this letter, to communicate to you Grizzly Hockey’s status for the 2020/2021 season.

First, I want to thank you all that completed our Summer Survey, your responses were very appreciated and allowed us to focus on a plan for the upcoming season with more clarity.

That said, Grizzly Hockey WILL be moving forward and be providing youth hockey programming for the 2020/2021 season!! Obviously, this season will look different than previous seasons, please know Grizzly Hockey is doing our best to offer your children the best youth hockey programming we possibly can!!

Grizzly Hockey will provide programming in all age divisions as we did for the 2019/2020 season; 8U I.P & Mite, 10U, 12U & 14U Travel, along with our Recreation programming. Along with this, we are excited to be fielding a Girls 12U Travel team that will be competing in the Colorado Girls Hockey League (CGHL)!! All other Travel teams will again compete in the Western Colorado Hockey League (WCHL).

As you probably understand, many hurdles have risen during our attempts to plan our season, some of them changing weekly due to State, county, and city Covid-19 guidelines. These are rapidly changing, and will probably change again before we hit the ice, but the leagues, and our association, feel that it’s much more efficient to plan a regular season and have to cancel, than it would be to wait until the last hour and try to create it.

One item we will be omitting this season is our traditional travel tournaments to reduce registration fees and the uncertainty of scheduling travel.  We can discuss potential team-specific tournament opportunities at our pre-season team meetings in October. Please plan on attending for this and much other important information. FYI, depending on the current Covid-19 guidelines, these may or may not be performed online.

We are currently working with the City of Glenwood Springs and Garfield County to create a plan for operating the ice facility as we move forward with registration for the 2020/2021 season.

Thank you all for your continued support to our program..GO GRIZZLIES!!