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Whaler Nation 2020-21 Travel Hockey Program Information

By Whaler Nation, 07/09/20, 2:45PM EDT



The Whalers continue to offer the most comprehensive travel program in the CBHL, providing our players with the most ice time and best value. Whaler Nation continues to strive for excellence on and off the ice while providing a maximum level of competition, coaching, training, and safety for each of our players. In 2020-21 we will continue to offer first class programming to our players, providing them a pathway to Junior and Collegiate hockey.  Below is some of the key programming our players will take advantage of in the 2020-21 season, including the One-Hockey pre-season placement tournament right here at Chilled Ponds and the option for each team to pick up a 16 game EJEPL showcase schedule.

Baseline Program Details

All teams at the U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18 levels will have the below baseline programming for the 2020-21 season.

- Whaler Nation Happy Hour (3 weeks of Pre-Season training taught by our junior coaches and power skating instructor Suzie Hewitt).  Starting Monday July 27th.

- Weekly Bon Secours InMotion Sports Performance Training with certified trainers.

- ImPact Concussion Testing for all players ages 10+

-  2 practices per week running August 2020-March 2021 (1 and 1/2 hour, 55 Slots). Starting Tuesday August 18th.

-  Full CBHL League Schedule

- (18) Home Game Slots for league and exhibition play

- 30-50 Total Games

- Bi-Weekly Goalie Skills Sessions

- Whaler Nation Workout Shorts and Shirt for each player

- Whaler Nation Practice Jersey

- Sept 1-6 One Hockey Pre-Season Tournament plus 1 additional One-Hockey Event 

Additional U14, U16, and U18 Information

All U14, U16, and U18 teams will take part in 2 weeks of Junior training.  These skates will take place the week of August 10th and the week of August 17th.  Skates will run 5 days per week, Monday through Friday.  Times and group information will be released after the formation of teams.

All U14, U16, and U18 teams will also have full access to the Whaler Nation gym, with coach supervision for team or individual workouts.

EJEPL League Play

EJEPL Showcase tournaments

Each travel team will have the option to join the EJEPL and take part in a 16 game (U10, U12, U14) and 20 game (U16/U18) showcase schedule in addition to their CBHL schedule. 

This will be done in a 2 showcase (U10, U12, U14) and 3 showcase  (U16/U18) format with loose games as part of the EJEPL game count.  The showcases will take place in the Atlantic district in locations such as Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey.  The 4 exhibition games will be worked through the other league members and your team. 

This option will eliminate the need to search for exhibition games and tournaments outside of your CPHL league schedule.   

Each team electing the EJEPL option will be responsible for the EJEPL team fee and entry cost to each showcase tournament as they would with any other tournament event.

Additional Information

Contracts will be done electronically and in phases.  After the 2nd skate, players will be contacted to start the process, the remaining half will be contacted after the 3rd day of tryouts.  You have 48 hours to sign your contract and secure your spot. 5% discount for paid in full and a 5% discount for multiple kids.  Discounts cannot be combined.

ICE Industries will handle all uniform orders for the 2020-21 season.  Orders are due by July 30th.  There is no change to the current uniform colors or design.

To pre-book you concussion test, please contact Michael Matz or Jordan Stillwell at Bon Secours at 757-391-7676.

Jenifer Clements will be the new Scheduler for the organization.

Due to CO-VID 19, there will be no WN family picnic this year.

For tryouts, as per phase 3, we will only allow one parent to accompany their player into the rink for tryouts.  No siblings allowed to roam the building.  Masks are mandatory.  Parents must social distance during the skate.  Players must arrive fully dressed, minus skates and use the designated areas to tie their skates.  No locker room usage will be allowed.  We will have 4 designated benches for goalies to put on pads.

All players and parents entering the building must take a health screening and sign a CO-VID 19 waiver.  If you are sick, or have been exposed to co-vid 19, do not enter the building.

Confirmed CO-VID 19 Test Return to Play Protocol

Ensure anyone who has symptoms of, has tested positive for, or has been exposed to COVID-19 follows appropriate guidelines for quarantine or isolation. Persons with symptoms should stay home until CDC criteria for ending isolation have been met. Persons with severe symptoms may need to be evaluated by a healthcare provider. Establish procedures for safely transporting anyone who is sick to their home or to a healthcare facility. If you are calling an ambulance or bringing someone to the hospital, try to call first to alert them that the person may have COVID-19.

Return to Play Criteria

  • Symptom-based strategy. Exclude from play until:
    • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
  • Test-based strategy. Exclude from play until:
    • Resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
    • Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath), and
    • 2 Negative test results of an Authorized COVID-19 test.
    • Clearance note from a qualified medical provider.