The entire world of hockey has been at a standstill since March, when COVID-19 handed down a 750,000-or-so-game suspension. Since then, our beloved national game has been “put on ice” …and not in a game-day way.
However, after months of boxed-in confinement, the wait seems to be winding down, and the door to being back on the ice is slowly inching open. Finally!
But hold on, something has changed…namely the rules of the game. The basics remain; you still have to score more goals than the other team, you can’t cross the blue line before the puck, and you shouldn’t touch the Stanley Cup unless you win it.
The NEW Rules of the Game though, are an overlay of common sense guidelines required in a fragile sporting ecosystem leery of a slumping, but still lingering, virus.
So in the spirit of getting back in the game—and staying there!—CCM presents the Back to Hockey Playbook, a three-pronged “Do’s and Don’ts” approach focusing on best NEW practices for:
1. THE RINK
2. THE RETAIL ENVIRONMENT
3. YOUR TREASURED GEAR
These NEW Rules are easy to follow, and are crucial for a smooth transition back to playing the game we love. As long as you don’t drop the ball…we’re ready to drop the puck.