The BC Intercollegiate Hockey League announced today the cancelation of the 2020-21 regular season, which was previously scheduled to start on January 15, 2021. The cancelation also applies to the league's provincial championship
League organizers worked closely with BC Hockey and member schools in pursuing a shortened season, but with recent restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCIHL made the decision to cancel official competition until the start of the 2021-22 season.
"It's not a decision we took lightly. Many of our coaches, staff, and volunteers have been with the league since it began in 2005. More importantly, this has a big impact on the lives of our student-athletes," said BCIHL president Chris Munshaw.
The BCIHL's decision does not prevent member teams from pursuing exhibition games or tournaments within the guidelines allowed by their institutions, facilities and the provincial government.
"We continue to support our teams and their players as they navigate this challenging time, and focus on providing as much off-ice value as possible. We thank each of our member athletic departments for supporting our league during this offseason and helping us explore the opportunities for competition. This decision was made in consideration of the health and safety of everyone involved, as well as our league's ability to safely hold a regular season and championship within the current climate," continued Munshaw.
The BCIHL continues administrative operations in preparation for a full 2021-22 season, including the pursuit of league expansion.
British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League
Burnaby, British Columbia
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