SHA: Return to game play unlikely to happen before end of March

As released by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association: During a virtual call with all Provincial Sport Governing Bodies, Ken Dueck from the Provincial Government’s Business Response Team (BRT) announced that there would be no consideration of return to play (games) for at least four (4) weeks and that a return to game play is unlikely to happen before the end of March.

Based on current COVID-19 transmission rates, Saskatchewan’s public health order issued on Dec.17 will remain in effect until Jan. 29. At that time they will be reviewed by the provincial Chief Medical Health Officer.

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The current state of “training” with eight players Under 18 years of age will continue.

This certainly was not the news that the SHA, nor all other winter sports was expecting. With the current rate of positive cases per 100,000 people placing Saskatchewan near the top in Canada, the likelihood of things changing before the end of March is looking bleak.

The SHA is currently reviewing the state of the game and intend on conducting Zone Meetings for MHA, Minor/Female/Senior Leagues within the next two weeks.

Please be aware that the landscape related to COVID-19 in the province can change at any time.