FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 12, 2020
CENTRAL CANADA HOCKEY LEAGUE
Ottawa, ON – With the health and safety of players and families, supporters and spectators, and officials and team personnel of the utmost importance, the CCHL has announced the cancellation of play and all hockey activities until further notice, effective immediately due to the concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
CANADIAN JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
CJHL Media Update
Release Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
CJHL announces cancellation of 2020 season, until further notice, due to COVID-19 pandemic
CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that effective Friday, March 13, all games and hockey-related activity involving its member clubs have been cancelled, until further notice, due to the continued threat of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic as well as potential exposure and contamination of its players, team staff members, on and off-ice officials, volunteers and fans.
This would include each of its 10 member league’s playoffs, the four regional championship events (Fred Page Cup; Dudley-Hewitt Cup; ANAVET Cup; Doyle Cup) as well as the Centennial Cup Canadian National Junior A Championship slated for Portage la Prairie, Man., this May.
Further updates on the playoffs, the five events and any other relevant information regarding this evolving situation will be announced when they become available.
With the safety and well-being of all parties concerned being paramount the CJHL provided insight on the decision that has been made.
“In lieu of the world-wide events and on-going implications of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and following in-depth deliberations with our Executive Board and each of the commissioners/presidents, along with consultations with medical experts, as well as Hockey Canada, the decision has been made to put a hold on the season for the time being,” stated CJHL president Brent Ladds.
“We will continue to stay abreast of the situation as it evolves and we will provide further updates as they become available,” added Ladds.
“We thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation in this delicate matter and join all of our members and partner organizations is wishing everyone to the stay safe while using the utmost care and precaution in the coming days and weeks.”
The CJHL will also release any further relevant information when required.
For more information
Canadian Junior Hockey League
HOCKEY EASTERN ONTARIO
One Team, One Mission, One Goal
To: District Chairs, MHA’s, Junior League Presidents, Junior Teams, SHEO, Special Hockey Teams
CC: HEO Board of Directors, HEO Minor Executive, HEO Staff, HEO Minor Office
From: Debbie Rambeau, Executive Director HEO Date: March 12, 2020
Re: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY POSTPONMENT OF GAMES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS- COVID-19
With respect to the COVID-19 Pandemic and looking after the safety of our participants please note that until further notice and effective immediately all hockey games, practices and hockey activities are cancelled.
HEO is working closely with monitoring the local and provincial public health authorities and will be in communication with all members with more information in the next 72 hours.