November 27th, 2020

HJHL on hold until Nov. 27

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on November 14, 2020.

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken

The Heritage Junior Hockey League has been placed on pause.

The Alberta-based junior B league has opted to postpone all of its games from Nov. 13-27 following Thursday’s updates to public health measures – which include a ban on team sports in many communities across the province.

The Cubs have been on a hold of their own ever since finding out the Coaldale Copperheads had three positive cases on their roster. The circumstance resulted in a pair of games being postponed and has held the Cubs off the ice since Nov. 2.

The Cubs (1-1-0) were slated to return Nov. 22 to open a four-game set against the Strathmore Wheatland Kings. As to whether that series will be pushed back to begin on Nov. 27, Cubs president Troy Sandau says there’s still a lot to figure out – both within the league and across the province.

“We haven’t really discussed what’s going to go on as per rescheduling,” he said. “Considering it’s such a short year anyway, squeezing in a bunch maybe at the end of the season might work. But right now, we just got the news about it being on pause so we’ve got some work to do going down the road to figure out if we can reschedule these games or not.”

Sandau said later Friday afternoon that the Cubs had been instructed by the league to refrain from practising through the hiatus.

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