NCHL COVID-19 FAQ
With the recent cancellation of the Winter 2019-20 NCHL Season, due to the current state of affairs with COVID-19, we have received a number of questions from concerned players. We have compiled a list of the most asked questions and answers below. These are posted on our website at www.nchl.com/covid-19-faq and updated frequently as new information comes to light. Please continue to check back regularly for any updates.
Will there be a Winter 2020-21 Season and when will teams be able to register?
June 12th, 2020 – we are working on finalizing ice contracts with arenas, and will be publishing all season details in the week of June 19th, 2020.
We hope the restrictions of Stage 2 Relaunch are lifted by September and we are able to return to hockey as we were playing it before, in a safe, competitive, and fun environment with character and maturity.
The situation is fluid and we may need to modify season details on the fly as we learn more information about changes to regulations and restrictions. Current regulations for Stage 2 in Alberta can be found here.
What is happening with NCHL Summer Season?
As of June 12th 2020 the province announced plans to reopen ice hockey arenas with restrictions. Read more about what that means for the resumption of summer hockey in Alberta under new regulations here.
Arenas in BC are still not open, we are working with the Richmond Oval to find out when resumption of hockey can happen and what the rules will be.
As of April 30th, 2020 the Summer 2020 Season has been cancelled. For more information on this, please click here.
When will Winter 2019-20 hockey season return?
– Winter 2019-20 Hockey Season is officially cancelled in Calgary, Edmonton, Richmond and Grande Prairie – read the details here.
What will happen to my cancelled games?
– With games still remaining for teams, we decided that we would credit everyone with extra games next Winter Season. Since then, we have received feedback from our customers and we have decided that instead of extra games, most customers would rather receive a credit towards their account.
Team accounts will now be credited for their regular season games that were cancelled, plus the 1 playoff game each team is guaranteed. If you are a team GM and would like to receive a refund, please email us at accounting[at]nchl[dot]com. Please note that all refunds will be subject to a $50 processing fee.