The Greater Metro Hockey League has a schedule in place for the 2021/22 season with an October 1, start date. T
he League has two divisions in Ontario – the north and south – and a western division in Alberta.
After the cancellation of last season, the GMHL has put together a full schedule for this season.
This will include a preseason that got underway on September 17, and a full 42 game schedule ending with the Russel Cup playoffs and championship in February.
The re-branded Tottenham Thunder will be back and playing games at their home venue at the Tottenham Community Centre. T
ottenham›s team will play in the nine-team South division.
The New Tecumseth Civcs out of Alliston are also returning this season and will call the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre arena home.
They will be playing in the ten-team north division.
The League recently announced that all players, coaches, trainers, and those involved in administration will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
There has not yet been an announcement regarding fans in the stands and if proof of vaccination for fans will be required.
The League is also planning an All-Star game for January 11, and an annual showcase game with that date yet to be announced.
The Thunder’s home opener will take place on Saturday, October 2, at the Tottenham Community Centre arena.
The puck drop is slated for 7:00 p.m.
The Civics’ home opener will take place on Thursday, October 7, with an 8:00 p.m. start.
Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times