Global Director of STOPCONCUSSIONS Kerry Goulet has today made the following statement regarding the 2020 New Zealand/Australia Ice Hockey Classic Tour:
“With serious consideration of the escalating global situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and after extensive consultation with medical experts, government organisations, NZ/AU ice sports bodies, sponsors and tour venues, STOPCONCUSSIONS will now be withholding the tour dates for the 2020 Ice Hockey Tour.”
“Over the past six weeks, STOPCONCUSSIONS has been attempting to finalise the 2020 tour schedule while keeping up to date with medical and travel advice on this evolving global health pandemic, but with many large-scale events in New Zealand and Australia being cancelled at short notice, and other events planned for the next few months hanging in the balance, it is difficult to try and finalise the current tour schedule.”
“Our main priority is for the safety and wellbeing of our players, the STOPCONCUSSIONS team and our fans in New Zealand and Australia, so we encourage everyone to look after their health and that of those around them.”
“We remain optimistic that we will be able to resume our tour plans once the coronavirus situation has stabilised and it is appropriate to do so. We will keep you all up to date as information becomes available. Until then, we thank you for your patience and encourage you to take proper precautions if you are feeling unwell.”
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As well as showcasing the highest quality ice hockey, the Ice Hockey Classic will continue to raise awareness and funds for the STOPCONCUSSIONS Foundation in association with Brain Injury Australia.
STOPCONCUSSIONS is a not-for-profit concussion and neurotrauma awareness and education charity founded by former European star, Kerry Goulet, and ex-NHL stars, Keith and Wayne Primeau.