Again, don’t shoot the messenger everyone. Just bringing you the news as it comes in and as it has a direct impact on players and parents trying to make decisions at this time on where to play next year.
From the Hockey Canada Official Press Release;
Hockey Canada announced today that it has cancelled all summer camps for national teams through Sept. 1 due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As the decision was made with the health and safety of all coaches, staff and participants as the top priority, Hockey Canada maintains a commitment and high standard of excellence to learning and coaching. As such, various programming and training sessions will be held virtually this summer.
“It is certainly disappointing to come to this decision for our summer events this year, but it is the right decision as we keep the health and safety of our participants a priority,” said Tom Renney, chief executive officer of Hockey Canada. “There is level of camaraderie and learning that takes place in-person, but we have found a way to mitigate some of the impact and still share best-in-class experiences through virtual learning. The coaches and professionals in their field will continue to guide and lead our athletes so when we are able to return to hockey, they will be physically and mentally prepared and equipped to compete at the highest level.”
It is important to note that September 1, 2020 date. According to TJHN sources in Canada, that is likely the soonest date that the borders will begin to re-open.
More on Friday regarding border openings.
Joseph Kolodziej – Adviser