The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League won't be starting its season in mid-January.
Due to the lockdown, which takes effect on Saturday, the league's return to play plans have been put on hold.
“Our priority is to exhaust all options in order to have some form of a season. We are doing everything we can to get our players, teams, and league through development and gameplay to a safe return to the ice,” GOJHL Commissioner, Mark Tuck said in a news release.
The league added that it continues to work with public health officials, as well as facilities on its return to play plans.
In November, the GOJHL received approval from the Ontario Hockey Federation to proceed with 5-on-5 Modified Playing Rules for the 2020-2021 hockey season.
It's expected the Ontario Hockey League will also make an announcement about its upcoming season on Wednesday.