OHL will not let COVID-19 disappear in another season.
The Ontario Hockey League Council held an emergency meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss how to deal with the various new restrictions imposed by the Ontario government this week, after which OHL announced that they had reiterated their commitment to continue in 2021. The -22 campaign has continued unabated.
The Ontario government announced that spectators will not be allowed to participate in sports events in the province for at least the next three weeks as part of the second phase of their health and safety measures, which effectively deprives OHL of the franchise. The ability to generate door revenue.
Despite this obstacle, the alliance is still focused on moving forward. After the 2020-21 season was completely cancelled by the ongoing pandemic, it is clear that both the boss and the OHL board of directors are determined to avoid more interference with the development of young players.
Most teams have announced that they will play in empty buildings until the capacity limit is lifted. The Ontario government stated that they will reassess these new restrictions in three weeks.