The business world of hockey is on full display as Coronavirus roars through the United States. Some states with rinks opening, others with no plans to open sheets anytime soon. This leads the officials at USA Hockey and other independent governing bodies to have some tough decisions to make, come the opening of the 2020-2021 youth hockey season.
The normalcy of this time of the year with junior camps and tryouts, has come to a screeching halt. Teams and leagues are using this time to figure out next steps, the NCAA keeps increasing their "dead period" for recruiting and families are starting to become hesitant and nervous at the idea of hockey this upcoming season.
At Northeast Hockey Group, we have been hard at work helping our players get places to the next level. These past few months have been tough, but we have been diligent with our clients.
At the end of the day, their needs to be a decision from the governing bodies of youth and junior hockey in North America, both from Hockey Canada and USA Hockey, as to what is the next steps. As we move into July, we need to have a sense of normalcy put back into the sport we love.
Keep working hard off the ice and make sure you are prepared when the go-ahead is given. If you are fortunate enough to be in a state that lets you on the ice, use this to your advantage.
We wish everyone the best in this uncertain time.
Yours in hockey,
Founder | President
Northeast Hockey Group, LLC