After so many months away from the rink, and away from people in general, you may find that your return to hockey is almost therapeutic.

Yes there'll be new rules and protocol along the way that might make things feel a little different coming into the rink, but once you step back onto the ice for the first time, it'll feel as though you never left.

All the sights, sounds and smells of the game that we've missed so much for the last 5-6 months coming back to us in one euphoric moment.

If you've been a little sad or felt a little off since all of this began, missing hockey might be a part of that, and you might find that you'll start to feel like yourself again upon your return.

So be safe and be smart, but CARHA Hockey encourages you to return to the ice as soon as you can, because there is a safe way to play.

And you might find that it's what you've been needing all along.