BCHL Plan To Begin Play In December

Much of Canada and many players in the United States have been waiting for borders to open and season start dates to be announced.

Multiple sources are now informing TJHN that the BCHL, and other leagues located within British Columbia will likely not begin or try to begin play until December 1, 2020.

Based on guidance from the Ministry of Health, December 1, is the first date that it will be probable for British Columbia to allow leagues to have 50% capacity in ice arenas for games.

How this projection effects the five WHL teams plan to start in October is not yet known. This will likely effect the KIJHL, VIJHL and the PJHL as well.

Where this leaves the Wenatchee Wild in the United States is also not yet known, though it is not looking hopeful for a regular season.

No information has changed regarding American players heading to Canada. The border remains closed and no American players can cross to play junior hockey.

On Monday we will present what will likely be a definitive list of when Canadian leagues will begin play.