All Hockey Activities Suspended Until Further Notice





FROM:      Jack Lee, President, Hockey NL              

DATE:       March 12, 2020

RE:            HOCKEY NL RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


As noted in their media release, all Hockey Canada sanctioned activities have been suspended until further notice.  Hockey NL has been in constant communication with the Provincial Medical Officer of Health, our Medical Director, and Hockey Canada. Following consultations and communication, Hockey NL has made the unprecedented decision to also suspend all Hockey NL sanctioned activities until further notice, as of Friday, March 13, 2020.

Hockey NL is in full agreement with the decision of Hockey Canada. Members should know that this decision was not taken lightly.  Hockey NL fully acknowledges and recognizes the efforts by our volunteers, parents, coaches, officials, players, and fans. The welfare of all Canadians is paramount to Hockey NL and as such we shall do our part in securing their health and wellbeing.

Mr. Jack Lee
Hockey NL

HC Communications
March 12, 2020

CALGARY, Alta. – The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer, on the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Without question, this is an unprecedented period of difficulty for the sports world. The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Hockey Canada.

After much consultation with the Hockey Canada membership, our chief medical officer and public health officials, the Hockey Canada Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities, including our national championships, until further notice, effective Friday, March 13, 2020.

We recognize the tremendous effort that has been put forth all year by individuals across the country as they participate in Canada’s game. Although it is difficult to process the hockey season ending abruptly, we feel this is the best course of action in order to do our part in keeping our country safe.”