ASHL UPDATE: WINNIPEG

October 30th, 2020

WINNIPEG, MB. — The Manitoba Provincial Government announced the introduction of a suite of new measures and restrictions that will take the Winnipeg Metro Region into a Critical (Red) Pandemic Response Status as of 12:01 a.m. on November 2nd.

While these measures are in effect, sports and recreation programming will be suspended within the Winnipeg Metro Region until further notice from the Provincial Government.

As such, the Winter ’20/21 5-on-5 season and the Fall ’20 4-on-4 season at our Winnipeg location will be paused as of November 2nd, 2020.

Please note that any games scheduled for October 30th, October 31st, and November 1st will be played as scheduled.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Which locations does this apply to?
These measures apply to our Winnipeg location.

When will we be able to play games again?
At this point, there is no set length of time for which these measures will remain in effect. When the Winnipeg Metro Region is returned to a Restricted (Orange) status we will be in a position to resume gameplay.

What if the season has to be shortened or cancelled?
Per our COVID-19 Delay Scenario Policy, there are two different scenarios in play here depending on whether you’re playing in our 5-on-5 league or our 4-on-4 league.

5-ON-5
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The ASHL will have up to 60 days from November 2nd to determine if the Winter ’20/21 season can resume

4-ON-4
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The ASHL will have up to 30 days from November 2nd to determine if the Fall ’20 season can resume

▪ If the season can be resumed with the ability to play 75% or more of the guaranteed number of games, teams will be issued a credit for any pro-rated guaranteed games, based on team fees paid. If the season can be resumed but less than 75% of the guaranteed games are able to be played, teams will receive their choice of a credit or a refund for the pro-rated number of guaranteed games, based on team fees paid.
▪ If the season cannot be resumed, teams will be issued their choice of a credit or a refund for the pro-rated number of guaranteed games that were not played, based on team fees paid.

Will there be alterations if we’re able to resume the season?
In the event of any changes in guidelines that impact our ability to restart a season, the ASHL will provide participants with additional information as it becomes available.