On Monday, November 2, the Hockey Manitoba Board of Directors announced that all hockey teams and individuals (players, team staff and officials) residing in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region are ineligible to participate in hockey programming effective immediately.
This weekends scheduled games involving the Winnipeg Blues, Winnipeg Freeze and Selkirk Steelers will be postponed – Reschedule date TBD.
All other MJHL games will continue as scheduled for the upcoming weekend. The MJHL will then move into a planned self-imposed break week before games resume on November 20th.
The MJHL continues to support and follow all orders put forth by Public Health affecting our operations within Manitoba.
As an organization which operates within all regions of the province, we will continue to evaluate and make decisions based on current health orders along with the mental/physical health and well-being of our players, staff, and supporting communities.
This also involves constantly assessing the crucial cultural, societal, economic and mental health benefits our organizations provide within their supporting communities.
This balance has and will continue to require operational changes to our schedule and hockey activity protocols / procedures moving forward. Each MJHL team/ownership group remains steadfast in their commitment to providing elite on and off ice development opportunities for MJHL players in a safe environment during this difficult time.
As always, we appreciate the continued support of the entire MJHL community as we continue to navigate through these unprecedented challenges together in a safe, structured and responsible manner.
The MJHL would also like to acknowledge the outstanding support and commitment provided by league corporate partners in the midst of these difficult times.