JANUARY 5, 2022 – The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League announced today that the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) is pausing all in-person programming in conjunction with the Province of Ontario’s return to a modified Step 2 of the Reopening Plan.
As a result, the GOJHL was mandated to pause its’ regular season beginning January 5th, 2022 through January 26th, 2022, which also includes the GOJHL Showcase. The league is currently working on finalizing various contingency plans to prepare for all possible scenarios that the Covid-19 pandemic, omicron variant and Ontario Government restrictions could present post-January 26th. These scenarios, including potential plans for a re-scheduled GOJHL Showcase, will be released to the public once confirmed.
“We are following the mandated direction from the Ontario Government and will announce all potential scenarios once finalized by our members. Completing our full 2021-22 GOJHL regular season and playoff schedule safely is our top priority,” said GOJHL Commissioner Brent Garbutt.
“We wish the Ontario Government would continue to review the many sport organizations, including the GOJHL, who have implemented comprehensive safety plans and mandatory vaccinations for the opportunity to have our athletes continue to work towards their professional and educational aspirations by being designated as an Elite Amateur League.”
The GOJHL continues to wish everyone to stay safe!