MJHL teams have moved into the first planned break week of the regular season with no games currently planned for the upcoming weekend at this time – MJHL game action is set to resume on Friday, November 20th.
The Manitoba Junior Hockey League made the decision to significantly reduce the 2020/21 schedule this season while also implementing self-imposed breaks knowing the significant challenges that would be faced throughout the season. The implementation of breaks have proven essential to provide flexibility to the schedule and to provide a necessary buffer for teams to recover from COVID-19 implications, postponements and/or weather related disruption.
As per the announcement by Manitoba’s public health officials this past Friday regarding the Southern Health-Santé Sud Region joining the Winnipeg Metro Region in being upgraded to Critical – Red under the Pandemic Response System:
Effective Monday, November 9, 2020.
- All casinos, VLTs, recreational facilities, group sports, arcades, bowling alleys, all indoor and outdoor sport facilities, museums, galleries, libraries, movie theatres and concert halls are closed.
MJHL teams currently affected by the above restrictions and whose locations reside within critical red regions include:
Winnipeg Metro Region: Winnipeg Blues, Winnipeg Freeze and Selkirk Steelers
Southern Health-Sante Region: Steinbach Pistons, Winkler Flyers and Portage Terriers
These teams are not permitted at this time to travel outside the region to participate in sanctioned hockey activities.
As per the #ResponseMB Pandemic Response System as it relates to the rest of the province, the remaining six MJHL organizations are located in regions that have been moved to Restricted (Orange).
Sports and Recreational Facilities:
- Fitness clubs, gyms and training facilities, martial arts, gymnastic clubs, yoga studios and dance, theatre and music schools must remain at occupancy levels of 25 per cent or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is less.
- Contact information must be collected for all attendees.
- Mask use is required except when doing physical activity.
Prairie Mountain Health Region: Neepawa Natives, Virden Oil Capitals, Waywayseecappo Wolverines, Dauphin Kings, and Swan Valley Stampeders
Northern Health Region: OCN Blizzard
The MJHL Board of Governors will be meeting this week to further discuss the situation – Please stay tuned for upcoming schedule announcements in the coming days.
As always, we appreciate the continued support of the entire MJHL community as we continue to navigate through these unprecedented and difficult challenges together.
The MJHL would also like to acknowledge the outstanding support and commitment provided by league corporate partners in the midst of these difficult times.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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