COVID-19 has claimed another victim. This time it is the Welland Jr. Canadians of the GOJHL.
The Canadiens a in the same position as most teams in metropolitan Ontario are in. It’s simply not a good position. COVID-19 is spiking in several populated regions in Ontario, and that simply isn’t going to help hockey return any time soon.
The Canadians made the following statement;
As more and more clubs are faced with the reality of no fans, this is likely just one of several more clubs that will take the year off in the coming weeks.
While Canada has done an excellent job managing the COVID-19 pandemic, infections are still spreading. Nothing will completely stop that spread, and teams are finally making the hard decisions, and the right decisions.
Players and parents across North America have been holding on to the hopes and words of their coaches in many cases. When those coaches and team owners already know that in some area’s a season is not likely to happen at all.
Welland did the right thing for its players, its business, and its fans. Now everyone can move on and begin planning for 2021-2022, which is positive news.
Joseph Kolodziej – Adviser