The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association announced tonight it has canceled all its remaining State Championships, including high school, youth, and adult that were set to begin or already in process in various locations across the state of Michigan.
In addition, MAHA also announced it has postponed the youth player development tryouts that were scheduled to take place over the next several weeks. The girls' tryout, scheduled for mid-April, will remain as scheduled for the time being and will be subject to change as the situation progresses.
“Safety of our participants has always been our top priority and with the current coronavirus situation, our executive committee unanimously decided to cancel our remaining events,” said George Atkinson, president of MAHA. “We’re sure there will be many questions and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we together work through this unprecedented situation.
“While we're disappointed that we had to make this decision, we want to congratulate the teams that qualified for these events for making it this far in their season. I really hoped we would make it through the next few weeks and complete our championships, but given today’s developments that is now not possible. We also want to thanks the many people that invested time and effort into the planning and organization of these championship events. "
USA Hockey will continue to provides updates regularly on the coronavirus situation at USAHockey.com.
NOTE: There are other games/tournaments played throughout Michigan at the local level that include USA Hockey members that are not state-level events and are operated by leagues, local associations, individual teams or even private operators. The decisions relative to those events are made at the local level. We continue to encourage all involved to engage with local health and medical professionals, and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization, in making educated decisions.