PJHL Planning Safe Return-to-the-Rink

Press Release August 25, 2020

PJHL Planning Safe Return-to-the Rink Provincial Junior Hockey League planning safe return-to-the-rink for 2020-21 season following vote by its Governors. [Cambridge, Ontario]:

The Provincial Junior Hockey League has set December 1, 2020 as its target date for a return to game action, subject to the approvals of government, local health officials, and Hockey Canada authorities. Ontario’s largest junior hockey league is forecasting a meaningful regular season, with teams playing at least 24 games, and a competitive playoff format for the Schmalz Cup in an environment with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety requirements. “Collectively, our members have worked diligently to be prepared for a safe return to competition when possible,” said PJHL Chair Sandra Neubauer. By setting a targeted start date, we are supporting our players, teams, and communities to effectively plan to resume the game.” Over the coming weeks, the PJHL will work to finalize return-to-the-rink provisions in concert with the appropriate authorities. The December 1 target date is subject to change based on evolving legislation and public health guidance.

Please direct questions to: Terry Whiteside, Commissioner commissioner@thepj.ca or Sandra Neubauer, Chair chair@thepj.ca