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We are excited to resume playing hockey on Tuesday January 19th.

There will be 2 phases to return to play. Phase 1 will be from January 19th-31st, phase 2 will begin on February 1st.

There will be new rules to follow during each phase that all members will need to follow.  Below are some key highlights for Phase 1.


Phase 1 January 19 – 31:

  • Cloth face coverings (masks) must be worn by everyone inside the rink at all times. This includes participants during on-ice practice and game play.
  • No equipment bags will be allowed in the rink with the exception of goalies and officials.
  • All players must arrive to the rink fully dressed, with the exception of skates, helmet and gloves. 
  • Goalies should arrive to the rink half dressed.
  • Locker rooms may not be used for dressing or for equipment storage.
  • Players may not enter the rink more than 10 minutes before the start of their scheduled ice time. 
  • Players must exit the arena no later than 10 minutes following the conclusion of their ice time.
  • In accordance with State of CT Reopening Youth Sports, one (1) spectator, per player, will be allowed in the rink.
  • LiveBarn, or any live streaming service may not be used.
  • Dryland activities will not be allowed inside the rink.
  • Ice rinks are allowed to be at 25% capacity on a playing surface. For BIP this is 40 people on the ice, including coaches and kids.
  • 3 coaches will be allowed on the bench in Phase 2 for games.
  • 2v2 or 3v3 is allowed during phase 1, but no full ice scrimmages or mixing of teams to play games.  

       Example: Squirts mixing up teams and having a full ice scrimmage is not allowed.


This is from the CHC :

”Violating the sports on pause or other sector rules can carry fines both for the club participants/organizers and facility operators, and the suspension of activities to be enforced by both local health departments and the CT Hockey Conference.

 CHC continues to get daily complaints from parents and club organizers about rinks and other clubs not following the rules in place.

 The sentence above from the CT State DPH confirms our sport is ‘self-policing’. If we want to avoid a CT State shutdowneveryone needs to follow these rules.”


It is imperative everyone follows the new rules so we can continue to play.  

There will be zero tolerance!  If any members do not follow the rules, disciplinary action will occur.  

Remember if you or your skater does not feel well, STAY HOME!

by posted 01/17/2021


Congratulations to Coach Amber for being voted the 

2020 GottaLoveCTHockey Impact Coach of the Year!!!


Coach Amber with ECHO co-Presidents Gary Gordon and Brian Wry 

and the ECHO 8U Mite B team



Visit the Gotta Love CT Hockey website to see Coach Amber being surprised with her award 


by posted 02/02/2020
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