September 24 Update
The Maryland Sports Commission has classified body contact (no check) hockey as a medium risk sport as of 9/23/20. Body check hockey remains high risk. If your county permits high risk sports, you can play body check hockey. If your county only permits medium risk sports, then you can only play body contact hockey. Please see the guidance on our COVID-19 page.
September 23 Update
September 16 Update
We've added the PVAHA Contact Tracing form and instructions (thanks Debbie!) to our COVID-19 page. While it's not listed on the form, it seems logical to add the time your team was at the rink to the header.
It might prove useful to type in the names and contact information of the players and coaches since this information is fairly constant from event to event. If any player or coach is missing, just line them out. Other attendees (parent/guardians AND game officials should be added as needed).
September 8 update
* We have a COVID-19 page up and running. Look for it off the main page. You'll find protocol changes, rules changes for this season, and other information that you'll need.
* Teams will have to submit an S-1 before they take the ice this season. We will add a line for the team COVID coordinator. The S-1 form has been uploaded. Look for it under "MSHL Forms on the League Information page. Please follow the instructions on how to download the file to your PC before entering the data.
* The league will enter the rosters on the web page based on the information on the S-1. DO NOT manually enter your roster for this season.
* Dues will be set by the end of this month.
* We haven't decided yet on the 2021 playoffs. We'll have a final update by the end of the month
* When teams resume practices, they need to follow the rink guidelines. The CBHL has a web page that has the various health requirements for each rink. You can find that information here. Thanks, Debbie! Some of the information may not have been updated yet to reflect Governor Hogan's change to Stage 3 or a change in the county's status. For the latest requirements, please check directly with the rink.
* Please, if you don't feel well, stay home. Please wash your hands, follow proper prophylaxis, wear your mask when and where required, and keep your social distancing. We'll get though this.
September 1 update
* The Eastern Conference has decided not to participate in the 2020-2021 MSHL season. All other conferences still intend to participate.
* On August 31, the Maryland Sports Commission revised their guidance and recommendations relating to the resumption of play (including ice hockey). You can read the report here. Ice Hockey is still listed as a high risk sport under these guidelines. The PVAHA and others in the hockey community are endeavoring to change ice hockey to a moderate risk sport.
Because the report is just guidance and recommendations, it does not have the same force as a law, Executive Order or Health Department regulation. If your local county or municipal government permits games, you can play. If it does not, you can't.
* Right now MSHL teams are prohibited from on-ice activities until October 1. On October 1, you may resume practices and, subject to local rules, intersquad scrimmages. Game play is prohibited until at least November 1, or until the PVAHA releases their own return to play guidance. As always, your local government regulations will take precedence over all PVAHA or MSHL regulations and directives.
Until then, wear your mask, wash your hands, and keep social distancing. Stay healthy and we'll see you at the rinks one day!
As of August 6, 2020 the State of Maryland has not rescinded its prohibition against playing ice hockey.
The MSHL hopes that the situation will change in time for us to have a 2020-21 season. We continue to monitor the various government web sites and news reports just as you do in hopes that the infection rate lessens enough to reopen our businesses and schools. In the meantime, wear your mask, stay socially distanced, practice proper prophylaxis, and stay safe and healthy.
Please monitor this web page regularly for status updates.
Sam Margall's goal with 79 seconds left in regulation gave Winston Churchill it's ninth MSHL title and sixth in a row in a hard fought 4-3 win over Bethesda-Chevy Chase.
Named to the all tournament team were:
Goal - Peter Van Iterson Bethesda-Chevy Chase
Defense - Rakesh Khanna Bethesda-Chevy Chase
Defense - Zach Brodsky Winston Churchill
Forward - David Van Iterson Bethesda-Chevy Chase
Forward - Nicholas Carline Winston Churchill
Forward - Ethan Birndorf Walter Johnson