In a statement, the league said the move was also made to limit contacts and to act as a circuit breaker during the holiday season.
PEMBROKE — As a result of the current health status in Ontario and the recommendations from public health across the province, the Central Canada Hockey League has announced a suspension of all games until 2022.
The announcement was posted on the league’s website on Friday.
In the statement, the league said the move was also made to limit contacts and to act as a circuit breaker during the holiday season.
The CCHL said that, in an abundance of caution and in the best interest of the well-being of its players, staff, volunteers and supporters, it would postpone the balance of games set for the remainder of 2021 until March 2022.
According to the league, which has 12 teams in the Ottawa region and other communities in eastern Ontario, a fully revised version of the remaining schedule will be available next week on the league website (www.thecchl.ca) and on its various social media platforms.
“In consultation with our U18 AAA league executive, given the high rate of affiliate interaction at Junior practices, a similar rescheduling of the final two dates in 2021 will be part of the process and those games inserted at the end of the regular season,” the statement read.
The major-junior Ontario Hockey League, which also has a small number of U.S.-based clubs, has since Thursday announced the suspension of team activities of the Flint Firebirds and the postponements of games involving the Niagara IceDogs, Owen Sound Attack and Kingston Frontenacs, plus their respective opponents.
The Ottawa 67’s played host to the Oshawa Generals at TD Place arena on Friday night. They are also scheduled to face the Barrie Colts on Saturday afternoon in their final game before the OHL holiday break.
With files from Postmedia News
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