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    HPHL 2020 Season Update 3.24.20

    March 24, 2020


    Dear High Plains Hockey League Members,


    Due to ongoing concern related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), orders from the Colorado Department of Public Health leading to rink closures and in support of social distancing, in an effort to help protect our community, HPHL is postponing the spring 2020 season.


    As long as enough teams and players are interested and the COVID-19 restrictions have been lightened, we will offer a shortened season running from May 11th through June 27th.


    We will be asking for team/player commitment by April 15th.  At that point we will evaluate interest level, ice availability, and current public health directives.

    A final determination will be made by April 24th.  At which point the season will either go ahead beginning May 11th or be cancelled altogether.


    If we are able to offer the 2020 season, tiers and team fees will be adjusted as necessary.  Those players that opt not to participate will have their online registration fee refunded. 


    Please contact your team coordinator or head coach to indicate your interest.



    The High Plains Hockey League

    HPHL Season Update 3.12.20

    March 12, 2020


    Dear High Plains Hockey League Members,


    Due to growing concern related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are postponing the start of our season to March 30th (Monday) for practices and April 3rd (Friday) for games. 


    Currently neither CAHA nor USAH have asked local leagues or associations to cancel activities.  We will keep a close watch on developments in Colorado and stay in touch with our governing bodies as the situation evolves.  We will let you know if further postponement or cancellations are deemed necessary by Friday 3/27 at 5pm.


    HPHL will be honoring the Douglas County School District’s mandate to cancel spring sports until April 6th for the affected Douglas County teams (those that are running their HPHL team as an official team sport, ie; receiving varsity letters and/or have their fees paid by the school).


    Due to the shortened season varsity teams will receive 10 games in lieu of the planned 12.  Pro-rated refunds will be issued at the end of the season as necessary.


    To promote the health and safety of our members the handshake line will be eliminated.  In addition we ask that players use their own personal water bottles and keep their gear clean.  Anyone (player, coach, family member, official) that is ill should stay at home.


    Players who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart disease, lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. We urge families in this situation to consult with their health care provider about additional steps to protect their child.



    The High Plains Hockey League