Hockey Quebec presents plan to return to competition

Record Staff

Hockey Quebec unveiled its six phase plan to bring ice hockey back to life in the province Tuesday morning. The federation’s general manager, Paul Ménard, said in a press release that the plan gives athletes the opportunity to resume their hockey-related activities while awaiting the return to on-ice training.
According to the statement, the phases will affect regional organizations differently, depending on their current situation facing the COVID-19 pandemic. While cases in Sherbrooke have stagnated, precautionary measures are still being enforced.
The first phase of the plan is bringing players back for off-ice training. Players and coaches will be allowed to gather in public outdoor spaces, but they need to keep a two metre distance and wear protective masks.
“The plan is well received for us. It’s obvious that the plan is going to take a lot of adapting, considering how many people are involved in Hockey Sherbrooke,” said the Township’s regional association’s general manager, Stéphane Dion.
Dion said that for the relaunch strategy to take off they will need to be in constant and open communication with the City of Sherbrooke. He added that it could be difficult to conduct training activities at a safe distance.

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