Happy New Year to everyone, especially our avid junior hockey enthusiasts and Junior Hockey Talk followers. A wild 2020 is in the books and we will let it take off into the distance, we bring in the New Year with an optimistic outlook.
Hockey in all junior markets has been paused until the provincial health officials deem it safe to return. However, a couple leagues in Canada have found a way to continue playing throughout the pandemic and ongoing shutdowns.
The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) has pushed through and maintained its schedule. Regular season action continues with the end of 2020 coming with a shootout goal. The MHL finding a way to play brings hope and optimism for the rest of the hockey world waiting for the chance to begin playing hockey again.
The Central Canada Junior Hockey League (CCHL) has been working towards a hopeful early return than what the current Ontario Province shutdown would allow. Contacting the Ontario government has not worked as of yet, However, the commissioner and board members continue to work diligently to return to action.
The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) has postponed their most recent expected start date due to the Ontario Province-wide shut down. Still waiting to see if they will be able to get a season completed before the summer.
With little hockey going on outside of the World Juniors Tournament which Canada has a perfect record heading into the quarter-finals, we find ourselves hoping for a better 2021 with a lot more junior hockey to talk about.
Junior Hockey Talk is looking to grow even more than we did in 2020, eclipsing over 2 thousand followers on social media and our podcast growing over 111% from 2019, we thank you for that. We look forward to bringing you all the junior hockey news you crave this year.