The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and the teams of the SJHL have waited an extended period to have a normal hockey season, and plans are underway to set the 2021-22 season.
“The SJHL and the Saskatchewan Government thank the efforts of Saskatchewan people to follow the rules of the provincial health order and to get vaccinated. We are moving forward in our roadmap to get back to normal, which includes SJHL hockey starting this fall,” said a statement from the league office.
Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said, “Hockey has always been a key part of our culture and economy in Saskatchewan communities and we look forward to working with the league to see the players back on the ice.”
The Board of Governors and the GM/Coaches of the SJHL teams will be meeting soon to set the schedule for the upcoming season with a start date of September 24.
Other important dates for the SJHL’s 2021-22 season are:
Sept. 24 – start date of regular season
Oct. 4,5,6 – SJHL Showcase in Warman
Dec. 19 – start of Christmas break
Dec. 27 – return from Christmas
Jan. 25 and 26 – SJHL/MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg.
March 4 – Regular season ends
March 11 – first round of playoffs start
March 25 – second round starts
April 8 – Saskatchewan Jr. Hockey League finals
April 29 – Anavet Cup starts
May 20 – Centennial Cup starts in Estevan