PJHL hockey won’t return this season

Mooretown Flags celebrate a goal. November 2019. (Photo by Mooretown Flags)

The Mooretown Flags’ playoff run has come to a crashing halt.

The rest of the Provincial Junior Hockey League postseason has been cancelled due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. Play won’t resume until next season.

Sources tell Blackburn News that Hockey Canada decided to cancel their insurance for the rest of the year.

The Flags were having a stellar campaign, having finished second in the West Stobbs Division.

They swept Dresden and Amherstburg in the first two playoff rounds, and were getting set to begin their division final against first-place Lakeshore.

The decision is a tough one to swallow for many of the Flags including Brock Perry, Trevor Bogaert, Dawson Vautour, and goalie Jake Wilkins who are too old to return next season.

Max Steeves led the way for the Flags during the regular season with 65 points.

The team scored a division-best 225 goals and allowed 88.

Wilkins had a great year, posting a 1.97 GAA and .940 save percentage. He also set the Flags franchise record with his 52nd career regular season victory.