GOJHL officially closes the door on the 2020-21 season

The new GOJHL league logo. (Provided by GOJHL Commissioner Mark Tuck)

The GOJHL announced the cancellation of the league’s 2020-21 season Monday.

In a release, the league says with another ‘Stay-at-home’ order and recreational facilities closed, there is no way of completing a meaningful season.

Communities are also in the process or already have taken the 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.”

The GOJHL thanked its players, parents, sponsors, volunteers and fans for their continued support and are hoping to be back this fall.

Spring skates for teams have also been put on hold until further notice.