FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OLDS, AB (March 12, 2020)
The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Thursday that effective Friday, March 13, all games and hockey-related activity involving its member clubs have been postponed, until further notice, due to the continued threat of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic as well as potential exposure and contamination of its players, team staff members, on and off-ice officials, volunteers and fans.
This includes each of its 10-member league?s playoffs, the four regional championship events (Fred Page Cup; Dudley-Hewitt Cup; ANAVET Cup; Doyle Cup) as well as the Centennial Cup Canadian National Junior A Championship slated for Portage la Prairie, MB, this May.
Therefore, the Olds Grizzlys Bantam Identification Camp (March 20-21, 2020) & The Olds Grizzlys Spring Hockey camp (March 27-29) have been postponed until further notice. Any other relevant information regarding this evolving situation will be announced when they become available. It is the mandate of the Olds Grizzlys to host these events, if possible, when it has been deemed safe to do so by Hockey Canada, Hockey Alberta and the Alberta Junior Hockey League in consultation with the World Health Organization. If the camps cannot be hosted due to various reasons, refunds will be issued at that time. Information on how to obtain your refund will be released at that time as well.
With the safety and well-being of all parties concerned being paramount Hockey Canada & the CJHL provided insight on the decision that has been made.
?In lieu of the world-wide events and on-going implications of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and following in-depth deliberations with our Executive Board and each of the commissioners/presidents, along with consultations with medical experts, as well as Hockey Canada, the decision has been made to put a hold on the season for the time being,? stated CJHL president Brent Ladds..
We thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation in this delicate matter and join all of our members and partner organizations is wishing everyone to the stay safe while using the utmost care and precaution in the coming days and weeks.
Any questions or concerns about the The Olds Grizzlys Camps can be directed to Trent Wilhauk , Vice President , Olds Grizzlys at email firstname.lastname@example.org .