The Maritime Junior Hockey League has readjusted its schedule to accommodate a deflated Atlantic bubble.
At the least six MHL regular-season video games have been affected by Monday’s announcement that Prince Edward Island, together with Newfoundland and Labrador, was exiting the Atlantic bubble and implementing journey restrictions for not less than two weeks as COVID-19 instances rise in elements of the area.
“The principle precedence of the MHL and its 12 groups continues to be the protection of gamers, employees, volunteers and our followers,” league president Steve Dykeman stated in a information launch.
“We’ll proceed to work with provincial well being authorities and different stakeholders because the state of affairs evolves. Our groups are necessary to the social and financial material of the communities that they name dwelling and their house owners are dedicated to followers and sponsors as all of us cope with the impacts of COVID-19 in Atlantic Canada and past.”
New Brunswick and Nova Scotia didn’t comply with go well with and journey between the 2 provinces with out requiring self-isolation stays intact for now.
P.E.I.’s journey restrictions got here into impact Tuesday morning at 12:01 a.m. and can stay till not less than Dec. 7.
Clearly, the group most affected by the announcement is the Summerside Western Capitals, the lone MHL membership primarily based in P.E.I.
The Capitals’ two street video games this week – Thursday at Pictou County and Saturday at Amherst – have every been moved to February. Summerside will go to the Crushers on Feb. 7 and the Ramblers on Feb. 27.
The Crushers will now host the Valley Wildcats this Thursday (7 p.m.) whereas the Ramblers will entertain the Yarmouth Mariners on Saturday (7 p.m.).
Summerside’s dwelling video games versus the Truro Bearcats on Dec. 3 and Yarmouth on Dec. 5 will seemingly be rescheduled. An announcement concerning these video games might be made at a later date.