OHA Turning Down GOJHL Proposal

Chatham Maroons play the Leamington Flyers in the GOJHL western conference final in Chatham. Photo taken on April 1, 2014 by Ashton Patis.

The Ontario Hockey Association is denying the GOJHL in turning from a Junior ‘B’ class league, to Junior ‘A.’

It says there’s little to no rationale or information provided in the league’s reclassification application.

The OHA adds that it sees no reason to bump the current 22-team Junior ‘A’ class to 49 teams.

It thinks having two rival leagues in the same category, operating under different rules and regulations, would not be in the best interest of hockey in Ontario.