WEST CARLETON – It’s not the cold that will delay the start of the West Carleton Outdoor Hockey League (WCOHL), it’s the COVID.
On Jan. 4, the WCOHL hoped to start this year’s season on Jan. 15. Then new COVID-19 regulations implemented by the Ontario government Jan. 5 changed the rules.
Now WCOHL volunteer organizers will delay the start of the season to the end of January when the new regulations are set to expire.
“As most would suspect, we are going to have to delay our season,” WCOHL volunteer convenors released in a statement Sunday (Jan. 9). “The new restrictions (25 people and two metres apart) are making it very problematic to customize the hockey experience for the children. As such we are proposing teams take the time to conduct practices in their respective ODRs.”
Fitzroy Harbour, Carp and Constance Bay are all hosting teams for this year’s WCOHL season.
“Your convenors will be in touch via Facebook and/or email to notify you of this practice schedule,” organizers said. “We will work towards an official gameplay schedule, again with the format of rotating one center per all ages, starting on Jan. 29 when the restrictions hopefully are lifted.”
Constance Bay http://cbbca.ca/cms/programs/families-2/hockey/
Learn to Skate sessions (starting Jan 17) https://cbbca.ca/cms/programs/families-2/learn-to-skate/