Minnesota Hockey today announced its guidance for Phase 5, which will go into effect on Thursday, January 14 when games may resume. Key highlights of Phase 5 include:

·       One spectator per player may be allowed at practices but should still be limited as much as possible. 

·       A maximum of two spectators per player will be allowed for games, with exceptions for parents or guardians who must bring in young children.

·       Three coaches will be allowed on the bench during games

·       No resurfacing during games (between periods).

·       Tournaments may occur.

·       Inter-state travel must be approved by the appropriate District Director and is strongly discouraged, with the exception of border towns.

The complete Phase 5 Return to Play Rules & Guidelines document is available here. The latest youth sports guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health is available here.