The 63-team Provincial Junior Hockey League was planning to return to the ice Feb. 1. With the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Ontario, that plan has been derailed.
The Provincial Junior Hockey League had set February 1, 2021 as its target date for a return to game action, subject to the approvals of government, local health officials, and our governing bodies including the OHA, OHF, and Hockey Canada. The current lockdown measures have forced us to put a hold on those plans.
Our number one concern is for the safety of our players, coaches, staff and fans. All of us want to be able to have a safe return to hockey. As the COVID 19 situation continues to evolve we will be monitoring and preparing ourselves to be ready to return to the game.
As the largest Junior Hockey League in the world, the PJHL takes its responsibility very seriously to ensure the safety of all participants and we will continue to work with our governing bodies, local health units and facilities to provide the safest environment possible.
Thank you to everyone involved with the PJHL, players, staff, officials, volunteers and fans, for your continued support.