KIJHL COVID-19 Update: Jan. 8

Following the extension of the current Provincial Health Order limiting sports activities and travel, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has postponed all regular season games scheduled until February 5th.

This is based on Thursday’s announcement by Dr. Bonnie Henry.

The league remains hopeful of resuming regular season play at that time and will continue with preparations to award the Teck Cup to our league champion in the spring.

“I would like to acknowledge the patience and resiliency of our athletes, team staff, billet families, volunteers, sponsors and fans as we continue to navigate a challenging season,” says KIJHL Commissioner Jeff Dubois. “Our goal is to return to competitive play as soon as the provincial guidelines allow us to do so. In the meantime, our member clubs are working hard to maximize development opportunities for their players in a structured team environment while following all relevant health and safety protocols.”

Dr. Henry’s office updated the existing PHO on December 28th to lift the restrictions that limited 19- and 20-year old players from taking part in on-ice activities, meaning that all KIJHL players are once again able to participate with their teammates.

The KIJHL will continue to monitor new information as it becomes available and communicate with BC Hockey and ViaSport regarding a safe return to play. A further update will be provided as soon as possible.