On Friday morning, Manitoba’s premier Junior ‘A’ hockey league, the MJHL announced in a statement its hopes for a safe and speedy return to hockey and sport activities. The statement followed the letter written by the Manitoba U-18 AAA provincial hockey league on Thursday to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Roussin.
The body of the MJHL statement is provided below:
The updated public health order continues to restrict organized sport training activities and the use of recreational facilities at this time. The MJHL remains prepared to return to team activities safely, responsibly and in a very protected environment as demonstrated throughout the summer and fall.
The MJHL is committed to exhausting all options and will continue to engage with governing bodies and public health authorities to search out a balanced, responsible and necessary pathway forward.
The physical, mental, developmental and social well-being of our atheltes needs to be given strong support and consideration as we continue to push ahead through these very challenging times.
The MJHL exists to provide each MJHL player with an elite hockey development experience while enhancing Manitoba communities in the spirit of sports excellence and goodwill. It has been very difficult for all involved not being able to fulfill this mission during these last few months.
As we preach to our players…We will give it everything we have until the final buzzer sounds.
The clock is ticking, and we are behind.
MJHL Commissioner – Kevin Saurette