The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has provided an update on league operations following the Provincial Health Order issued on November 19th and additional restrictions put in place on December 3rd:
In light of ongoing provincial restrictions limiting game play, team practices, and participation of players over the age of 18, the KIJHL has announced a postponement of all regular season games scheduled through December 31st. KIJHL teams may continue to conduct on-ice activities that abide by the Provincial Health Order until our holiday break begins on Dec. 19.
An announcement regarding a start date for the continuation of our regular season schedule, and guidance for a safe return by KIJHL players to their team communities, will be made once further information is available from the Province of British Columbia and the Provincial Health Officer.
The KIJHL appreciates the patience being shown by all league stakeholders, including our fans, sponsors, volunteers and facility partners, during a difficult and uncertain time. We are particularly grateful to the players, team staff and billet families who have worked diligently over the past three months to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all participants.
We look forward to returning to competitive play in January, and we will provide additional updates as soon as possible.