Welcome to your Jr Hockey Round Up as we take a look at the top stories from around the country.
The Buffalo Jr Sabres announced that they will take a one year leave of absence. With Covid-19 causing border restrictions it’s still unclear if the Sabres would be able to make games on the Canadian side. Tough spot for all involved however, the team will return next season.
It was a sad day for the Buffalo Jr Sabres and the family and friends of Chris Panek, who passed away earlier this month. Chris was known well around the Jr Sabres organization and the OJHL, Chris will be missed by everyone.
The BCHL has announced a tentative start date for their season is December 1st, 2020. With all leagues given the approval to move forward as per their regions restrictions, the BCHL wasted no time giving their teams a date to look forward to.
The AJHL has decided to delay their regular season and they’ve launched a development season to operate in the meantime. The development season is set to begin August 31st, 2020. Invited players will have the option to register for a respective team’s Development Season or opt out of the camp.
The CCHL has announced that they intend to begin their season October 1st, 2020. Given no major setbacks the Central Canadian teams will be beginning their season in just a couple months.
The Renfrew Wolves have entered the league and will begin play for the upcoming season. It will be a great addition for the league and sure to be some heated action between the Wolves and the Pembroke Lumber Kings.
The GOJHL lost a longtime organization as the Kitchener Dutchmen have folded. It wasn’t long after the Ayr Centennials had been granted approval to join the GOJHL and evidently replace the former Dutchmen. Ayr began by signing Kitchener native Sean Kawalec. Ayr will now be competing in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League
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