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The Covid-19 impact on our hockey association is changing by the minute.  Therefore, our action plans and response must evolve accordingly.  As we continue our preparations for the upcoming 2020-21 hockey season, we will continue to seek guidance from USA Hockey, MN Hockey, and D5 and work along with the Buffalo Civic Center on how to proceed so we can return to play at the rinks this winter.


Minnesota Hockey and District 5 have both indicated that the season will be extended into March unless the state mandates youth sports, or specifically youth hockey, be cancelled.  Minnesota Hockey released their Phase 5 plan stating that this final phase of return-to-play opens on January 7, 2021 and follows Minnesota’s Stay Safe Phase and MDH guidelines. Our association is going to continue to plan for the upcoming season and will continue to update our association on any COVID policies or information regarding the upcoming season.


Will refunds be issued if the season is cancelled? 

The BYHA will offer refunds for a fully cancelled season, less any previously allocated expenses, prorated to the determined date of cancellation. 

  • USA Hockey and the affiliate MN Hockey fees required prior to BYHA registration are nonrefundable. Their organizations are separate from the BYHA and the fees cannot be refunded.

If you have any questions, please reach out at any time!

Lena Gawtry

BYHA President

Phone: 612-386-1104

BYHA Covid-19 FAQ


BYHA COVID Questionnaire

Buffalo Civic Center Rink Policies

When entering the Buffalo Civic Center (“BCC”) for any BYHA activity the following questionnaire must be filled out: 

Prior to you or your skater arriving at practices, scrimmages or games... they must complete the BYHA COVID-19 Questionnaire. We understand that this is not ideal, but a step we need to take to allow us all to enjoy the sport we love and to keep everyone safe. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

This questionnaire can be accessed at this link (it’s a google form):

Also, here is a QR Code for easy access:

USA Hockey and MN Hockey Return To Play Guidelines

MN Hockey Covid-19 News and Resources

The knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, Minnesota Hockey will continue to provide updates and resources as more information develops.

CDC and MDH Guidelines