At last, it’s official: High school hockey will be played in Connecticut this winter.
In fact, teams can begin practicing as soon as Tuesday, according to a Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference plan approved by the CIAC’s board of control Thursday. The plan, created with guidance from the state’s Department of Public Health and reviewed by the Sports Medicine Committee, was proposed Monday.
Per the release, Jan. 19 is the date teams can start practices, but some might start later based on district determination. The same goes for games, which are set to begin Feb. 8, pushed a week back from the previously proposed date of Feb. 1.