PJHL sets Dec. 1 as target date for return to action

MOUNT FOREST – The Provincial Junior Hockey League, which includes the Mount Forest Patriots, has set Dec. 1, 2020 as its target date for a return to game action.

The league notes in a statement the target date is 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.”