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By Bottineau Blue Line Club 10/13/2020, 7:00pm CDT

Info for the start of hockey season...

The start of the hockey season is finally just around the corner.  Things will be different this year due to Covid-19.  We ask you do you part to ensure hockey can be played as much as possible.  Things won't be perfect, and we ask for patience and understanding as we all navigate these crazy times.


COVID-19 Info


We will have more in-depth Covid-19 Requirements in the coming days.  Here are some important ones to mention right away.

1)  All players must use their own water bottle and not share with others.

2)  Mask Requirements.  Players/Coaches - Masks on until helmets are on.  Parents/Guardians - Masks on at all times. 

3)  1 parent only at arena drop-offs.  Limit time inside the rink if you do not need to be there.  Players come with equipment on to give more social distancing space to players that travel to Bottineau and need the locker room.

More details to come on this....


Registration & Open hockey


There will be registration for new players and families that missed online registration on Sunday, Oct 18 from 2pm-4pm in the Arena Lobby.  Please wear a mask.

There also are 2 pre-season Open Hockey times for all Blue Line Participants.

Saturday, Oct 17 from 12:45pm to 1:45pm

Sunday, Oct 18 from 11am to 12pm


Oct/nov practices


Oct and Nov Practices are on the schedule.  Reminder that all schedules are now on our website/SportsEngine calendar as well as the Park Board arena calendar.  If you see a variation in time, please contact your coach or TM to notify us of the problem.


Peewee camp


The PeeWee Camp will run from Oct 20th through Oct 31st.  The first week will be ran by the Director of Hockey with assistance from non-parent coaches.  The second week, the normal coaches will take over on-ice practice, with evaluation coming from off-ice by the Director of Hockey and staff.  

We have no issue with attendance by parents during the camp, however, due to Covid, please limit your time at the arena.   

Team selections will be announced on Sunday, Nov 1st at noon on the website.  Please respect the process of a camp/tryout and know your child will be placed on an appropriate team to promote development and overall experience.


Other Info


Your next communication will be from your Coach or Team Manager.  Games will start populating for all teams Squirts and up over the next few days. 


Mini Mites/Mites/Squirts


As of now we will have American games only.  Because of that MM/M/SQ will all be in-house only until December.  There will be 3v3 cross ice on the schedule in the weekends leading up to December.

If you have any questions please direct them to the President or DOH of Blue Line Hockey.


Tournaments and Jamborees

Dec 18    Bottineau Jamboree

Jan 2    Langdon Jamboree

Jan 9    Rugby Jamboree

Feb 19 - 20    Devil Lake Tourney