March 13, 2020
The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with its ten member leagues and Hockey Canada, have officially cancelled the remainder of the 2019-20 season, due to the ongoing global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
As a result, all hockey-related activities, including respective League Playoffs, the CJHL’s four regional championship events (Fred Page Cup; Dudley-Hewitt Cup; ANAVET Cup; Doyle Cup) and the Centennial Cup Canadian National Junior A Championship will not be held.
In further consultation with Hockey Canada, it was determined that the cancellation of the CJHL playoffs is an unavoidable outcome.
“We continue to align our direction, consistent with that of Hockey Canada, and support their overall direction completely, “said CJHL President Brent Ladds.
“We extend our extreme gratitude, understanding and commend the due diligence put forth by the CJHL’s Executive Board, each of our ten league commissioners/presidents, their staffs and respective clubs and Hockey Canada in their commitment to safeguard all those involved in our wonderful game,” finalized Ladds.
Unfortunately, this brings the Whitecourt Wolverines season to a close. Though today’s decisions is a sad one, it is necessary to do what is best for our players, volunteers, fans and the general public amid this COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our community is paramount.
We want to thank all the players, staff, and volunteers for all the hard work they have put in over the season. Thank you to all of the sponsors, parents, billets, and fans for your support.
We want to wish our graduating players Adam Sandstrom, Cassidy Bowes, Zachary Cox, Brayden Labant, and Vincent Duplessis all the best as they move on. We know they are going to have bright futures wherever life takes them.
The Wolverines office will be open during office hours unless otherwise notified.
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