PJHL releases press release from league commissioner announcing pause of regular season due to COVID-19

After recent announcements made by Doug Ford and the government of Ontario, The PJHL has been forced to put the 2021/22 season on hold until further notice. Below is the press release made by the league commissioner, Terrence Whiteside.

Forced To Suspend Play

Provincial Lockdown Measures Forcing the PJHL to Suspend Play

The Provincial Junior Hockey League will follow the provincial mandate and suspend play from January 5th through to the 27th. We are very hopeful that we will be able to resume play soon after the 27th. Plans and schedules are being reviewed and amended as required to ensure we are able to complete our season and compete for the Schmalz Cup.

Our number one concern is the mental and physical health of our players, coaches, staff and fans. Please refer to https://www.ementalhealth.ca/ for resources and support for mental health. 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 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.

Please direct questions to:

Terry Whiteside, Commissioner