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The health and safety of all members of DCYH is of utmost importance.  As we all try to navigate the current environment of COVID 19, please refer to this page for any updates or resources throughout the season.

Any player/person with any of the following symptoms should remain home and not participate in any DCYH in-person activities:

  • fever greater than or equal to 100.4
  • new onset/worsening cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • new loss of taste or smell

Any player/person with two or more of the following should also not participate in any DCYH in-person activities:

  • sore throat
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • chills
  • new onset/worsening headache
  • excessive fatigue
  • new onset nasal congestion/runny nose

Parents/players are required to contact DCYH if a player tests positive, someone in the same household tests positive, and/or a player has been exposed to someone confirmed to have COVID-19.

  • Anyone testing positive must remain home for a minimum of 10 days since symptoms first started and until free of fever or other symptoms for 24 hours.
  • Close contacts (parents, siblings, etc.) must also remain home for 14 days.

DCYH will work with the Minnesota Department of Health and MN Hockey to determine the continuation or stoppage of practice/games for each team and the association.


These guidelines are to ensure the safety of everyone in the association!  Please see the resources to the right for more information.

We all can contribute to limiting the impact of COVID-19 by doing these four things:

  • Physical Distance (at least 6 feet) and Wear A Mask
  • Wash Hands and Practice Safe Hygiene Habits
  • Clean Surfaces and Equipment Between Uses
  • Staying Home When Sick or Experiencing Any Symptoms

If there are any questions/concerns please reach out to the DCYH COVID email at or click on the link below.

DCYH COVID19 Contact

Rory Haney

Minnesota Hockey Return to Play Phase 3 Guideline

Current guidelines by Minnesota Hockey for return to play. Last updated 10/19/20.

DCYH Tryouts:

Tryouts are starting soon.  If a skater(s) is unable to attend tryouts due to health/safety reasons, please know that they will have an opportunity to tryout once back on the ice.  Should any player(s) at a level be unable to attend, a roster spot(s) will be let open at that level.  Once the player is cleared to resume practice, they will practice with the top team at that level.  Here they will be evaluated by the DCYH Director of Hockey (Ken Wilcox) and outside evaluators using the same method as during tryouts.  This will give every kid equal opportunity to make the appropriate team.  For any additional questions, please contact the DOH at  Remember if your player is unable to attend tryouts due to COVID reasons contact

Dodge County Ice Arena COVID Policy:

--Masks are required by all individuals that enter the arena, including players--

Enter: 15 minutes prior to ice time
Exit: ASAP, within 10 minutes of practice end time
*Players are to be dressed as much as possible prior to entering the rink.  Come with everything but skates, helmet, and gloves on*

Goalies:  allowed to get lower pads on inside the rink
Bags: Goalies are allowed, players may bring in bags once the season starts
Locker rooms: Allowed with limited number of players once season starts
Spectators: 1 parent for practices, 2 parents for games/scrimmages
***No siblings will be left unattended by an adult***

COVID-19 Refund Policy

The DCYH Board has approved a policy to refund a pro-rated portion of registration fees should Minnesota Hockey or the State of Minnesota cancel the hockey season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The pro-rated refund will be based upon the amount of ice time/on ice hours completed for the organization.  This does not apply to a pause in the season should an individual or small group of individuals require a temporary quarantine for testing or while individually recovering from the illness.  

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