WEHL has been informed by Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) that as of July 1, 2019 that the Rowan’s Law Act and Regulations must be implemented for the upcoming hockey seasons. HEO has been working with the Ontario Hockey Federation and Hockey Northwestern Ontario on this collectively. HEO is in full support of the intent of Rowan’s Law to create awareness of concussions, change the culture on concussions and provide safe sport participation. This implementation is for all sports, not just hockey. Therefore, starting on July 1, 2019 every Player, Team Official and On-Ice Official (parent as well if individual under 18) in order to register/participate must review the HEO Concussion Code of Conduct and the appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources and sign the acknowledgement form.
What do I need to do as a parent?
Parents must review the HEO Concussion Code of Conduct and the appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources for their child’s age and sign the acknowledgement form. This is mandatory and the child cannot participate in any WEHL activity (conditioning, practice, evauation, games) until it’s completed.
Rowan’s Law Information from the Government of Ontario
Review the age appropriate Concussion Awareness Resource. These can be found at the the following links:
For all levels the signed form (Parent and Player) needs to be submitted before the first ice session of the year. Rink volunteers will be collecting the forms at the rink as part of the check-in process.