• Chris Larson

PJHL News Update | What's Next for the 2020/21 PJHL Season

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The PJHL has released a statement regarding how they will proceed with the 2020/21 season and for a lot of people, there’s a lot of good news in here. Trevor Alto, the league’s new commissioner explained that all 13 teams have been working hard to get teams back on the ice. The league had previously stated that they intend to start the season on the 29th of September and it looks like that’s going to happen. With exhibition games starting in the next couple of days and teams getting on the ice for training camp, everyone couldn’t be more excited. Here are some of the key notes from the PJHL’s statement

  • The league will be working will all 13 venues that will host PJHL hockey and ensure that the players are safe before, during, and after competition

  • PJHL teams will be playing in cohort divisions of four teams rather than playing everyone at a given period of time

  • To clarify that point, 4 teams will play each other for a certain period of time and then they will be split up to join a newly create cohort

  • Teams must submit a roster by September 15th to allow enough time to practice and quarantine before the season gets going

  • Players who join after this time will have to wait 14 days before joining the team for practice or games

The PJHL said more updates will be coming up in the upcoming weeks. With this, a lot of questions have arised. Will they be letting parents (sorry, I mean fans) back into rinks to watch their team? If they do, what capacity will it be? How will teams monitor their players through this pandemic? How will teams keep their players and their families safe during this uncertain time? Only time will tell. For now, let’s enjoy the good news and hope that PJHL hockey will run smoothly.