The Provincial Junior Hockey League hopes the third time’s the charm after pushing back its start date yet again.
The regular season is now scheduled to begin Feb. 1.
“The date was discussed by the governors of each team and they felt that Feb 1, 2021, would be the earliest that the current situation would allow us to start a ‘normal regular season,’” PJHL commissioner Terry Whiteside wrote to the Daily News. “We will continue to monitor the situation and stay as flexible as possible if the opportunity presents itself for our league to play. Our first concern will always be the safety of everyone involved.”
The regular-season schedule and playoff formats are being discussed, but they won’t be announced “until we know for sure when we can start,” he wrote.
The PJHL originally announced a targeted start date of Dec. 1 in August. Two weeks ago, the start was delayed to Jan. 1.
Last season ended in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.