August 24, 2020
The AHAI Board of Directors want to take this opportunity to reach-out to all of you to provide an update on the current status of ice hockey in Illinois.
The challenges relating to the Covid-19 pandemic are daunting and ever-changing.
The AHAI Board empathizes with you and understands there are a myriad of Covid-19 related issues which created a series of challenges for rink facilities, leagues, clubs, parents, and most importantly players, that are not just unique – they are unprecedented.
While we all wish that hockey could return to “normal” this is simply not possible at this point in time. And none of us know when “normal” might be possible.
We want to make it clear that AHAI, in its role and responsibility as the governing body for amateur hockey in the State of Illinois, is in contact with medical experts and policy-makers in the State of Illinois to consider all avenues to (1) keep everyone as safe as possible, and (2) explore options to offer the membership as robust and as full a hockey experience as possible in the current environment.
AHAI will not trade safety for expediency but we want you to know that we are working on your behalf.