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Minor Hockey League season no-go in Alberta this year

Last Updated Feb 3, 2021 at 8:07 am MDT

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CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Alberta Hockey has announced the 2020-21 season will not be resuming this year following the latest announcement from the province regarding COVID-19 restrictions.

The organization confirmed the news Tuesday afternoon, and now the association says they will try to see what can be done to facilitate a spring development season.

Under the current restrictions put in by the province, the earliest minor hockey could return is Mar. 1.

“Hockey Alberta is disappointed by the Government’s announcement,” a release on its website said.

“Our senior leadership team has been involved in ongoing discussions on what a safe and inclusive relaunch plan could look like for our sport. Hockey Alberta will continue working with government and health officials to develop a relaunch plan that allows for hockey activities and keeps our youth active for their physical and mental well-being.”

Two town hall sessions have been scheduled with Minor Hockey associations this week.

Junior B, C, female and senior leagues have set Feb. 8 as their target date to figuring if their seasons can resume.