FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GREATER ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE ANNOUNCES THE CANCELLATION OF THE 2020-21 HOCKEY SEASON
CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO | APRIL 12, 2021 – As COVID-19 has touched us all in one way or another, be it work, home life, family and/or travel; hockey is no exception.
The GOJHL has made the difficult and unfortunate decision to cancel the 2020-21 season. There was never ending hope that we would be able to somehow manage a safe and responsible 2020-21 hockey season. However, with the Ontario Government issuing yet another “Stay-at-home” order, effective through at least May 6th, there simply is no way of completing any kind of meaningful season. All recreational facilities have been closed to the public, and most towns or cities are now in the process of taking their ice out.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating to all Ontarians for so many reasons. Our front-line workers have certainly endured the greatest challenges and losses but our devoted athletes, coaches and staff who live for the game have lost as well,” said GOJHL Commissioner Brent Garbutt. “At this time, we will focus our attention on planning for a successful return in the 2021-22 season, knowing full-well that we are not yet out of this pandemic and there will be more obstacles to overcome in the future.”
We want to thank all the players, parents, sponsors, volunteers and fans for their continued support and understanding through these difficult times, and we look forward to seeing everyone back in the arenas in the fall!
ABOUT THE GREATER ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE (GOJHL)
The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League is a Canadian junior ice hockey league based
in Southern Ontario, Canada. The league is sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association,
Ontario Hockey Federation, and Hockey Canada.