FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2020
Provincial Junior Hockey League
Sandra Neubauer, Chair
Terry Whiteside, Commissioner
PJHL Planning Safe Return-to-the Rink
Provincial Junior Hockey League planning safe return-to-the-rink
for 2020-21 season following vote by its Governors.
[Cambridge, Ontario]: The Provincial Junior Hockey League has set December 1, 2020 as its target
date for a return to game action, subject to the approvals of government, local health officials, and
Hockey Canada authorities.
Ontario’s largest junior hockey league is forecasting a meaningful regular season, with teams playing at
least 24 games, and a competitive playoff format for the Schmalz Cup in an environment with strict
adherence to COVID-19 safety requirements.
“Collectively, our members have worked diligently to be prepared for a safe return to competition when
possible,” said PJHL Chair Sandra Neubauer. By setting a targeted start date, we are supporting our
players, teams, and communities to effectively plan to resume the game.”
Over the coming weeks, the PJHL will work to finalize return-to-the-rink provisions in concert with the
appropriate authorities. The December 1 target date is subject to change based on evolving legislation
and public health guidance.
Please direct questions to:
Terry Whiteside, Commissioner firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Neubauer, Chair email@example.com
For general information about the PJHL, please visit www.pjhlontario.ca.