On March 8, the PJHL Board of Governors held a meeting to discuss and evaluate the current state of the season. It was decided that at this time, the PJHL would officially end the 2020-21 season.
Teams will be able to continue to practice, skate, or provide skills-based programming for the foreseeable future while continuing to follow guidelines and restrictions laid out by the Provincial Health Office. No more games will be scheduled by the league for this season; any further activity by teams will be at their discretion, with league support.
The 2020-21 season has been very difficult on everyone, including our players and their parents, coaches, team staff and volunteers, officials, and fans. From the onset, teams have been executing well-constructed Return-To-Play plans that were coordinated with the league, as well as each teams’ individual facility. It is through this coordination and cooperation with our league facility partners that PJHL teams were able to participate in gameplay beginning on October 2, 2020.
As the pandemic progressed, the PHO enacted further restrictions that halted all gameplay on November 8, 2020. To ensure safety for all, the PJHL adhered to the guidelines given by the PHO, halting play or changing Phases to fit within the restrictions.
The PJHL would like to offer thanks to all those whose efforts helped put on the games, practices, and training for our teams this season, and made what little of the 2020-21 season we were able to have possible.
Ending the season now allows for teams to look ahead to 2021-22 and plan for what we hope will a full season this fall. We are ready to move forward from a disappointing and challenging 2020 and are looking forward to a fresh start.