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Extension of PHO restrictions pushes BCHL season start to February

The BCHL has pushed the start of its regular season to the week of Feb. 8 after it was announced yesterday that the Provincial Health Office (PHO) has extended current restrictions around team sports until Feb. 5.

The league had planned to start in mid-January if restrictions were eased when the previous order expired as scheduled today.

“Although it is frustrating to have to delay our season start once again, we are in no way, shape or form throwing in the towel on the 2020-21 season,” said BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb. “We understand why the order was extended and we will continue to work with the PHO on scenarios to start a season in a safe manner.”

BCHL teams will remain under Phase 2 protocols which allow for individual on-ice skills and drills.

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About the BCHL:

Sending more players on to college hockey every season than any other hockey league in Canada, the BCHL has established itself as a national leader in the development of young student athletes. Considering today’s NHL features more NCAA alumni than ever before, Junior A hockey is fast rivaling other leagues in North America as a breeding ground for the sport’s most elite and successful players. Last year alone, there were 196 BCHL players who received scholarships to top schools in the U.S. and Canada.

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Jesse Adamson
Coordinator, Content Services
BC Hockey League
604-354-0035
jadamson@bchl.ca