Jr. C season plans shortened

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SOUTH DUNDAS – The provincial government’s COVID-19 shutown has thrown another monkey wrench in plans for the National Capital Junior Hockey League’s 2020-21 season.

The league had planned an 18 game shortened season beginning January 8th for the 10 team, Junior C league. However the 28 day provincial lockdown has cut into those plans further.

Under the provincial order, all arenas have been ordered closed until January 23rd.

The league announced December 19th that a nine-game regular season is planned now to begin the first weekend of February, and that playoffs will be held in March.

In a previous announcement, the league had said that it would adopt a no body contact format for the season to comply with public health measures.

The planned shortened restart is dependent on the lockdown ending on January 23rd and arenas being allowed to reopen.

NCJHL officials say that the league will make a final announcment on January 12th, 2021 about the 2020-21 season based on information available at that time.

Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Leader