MEDIA RELEASE - Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
The Board of Directors of the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program voted unanimously to cancel the upcoming 2020-2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and well-being of our players, families, caregivers, volunteers and board members is of paramount importance and we felt that the risks of playing were too great for our organization.
The additional liability insurance that we would require, strict safety protocols that would have to be adhered to, and the fact that some of our players have compromised immune systems were some of the factors that led to us making this very difficult decision.
Over the past weeks we have been in close contact with our governing body, Canadian National Special Hockey, the OHF (Ontario Hockey Federation), Hockey Canada and our local arena personnel. As an organization we are committed to providing a safe “return to play” for our players but at this time we feel we cannot guarantee their safety and well-being.
The Kawartha Komets, founded by Carol Fisher in 2009, just completed our 11th season with four teams, the Saturns, Galaxy, Meteors and Phoenix. Mary McGee, wife of the late Jack McGee, has been the primary sponsor of the Komets since 2013.
We look forward to hitting the ice again for the 2021-2022 season.
For more information on the Kawartha Komets please check our web site at www.kawarthakomets.com If you are interested in playing for the Komets, please go to the web site, click on the registration tab and print off and complete the “Intent to Register” form and mail it to us. The Komets will keep you informed of any further developments.