Hockey Canada statement can be viewed HERE.
As COVID-19 continues to affect the world population, Hockey Canada and their Provincial Governing bodies has provided clear direction to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities. Effective Friday March 13, 2020 the 2019/2020 hockey season is complete. There won't be anymore playoff games, Regional, or National Telus Cup for this year. No team can plan any ON or OFF ice activity for their players or potential players until further notice from Hockey Canada/SHA through the AAA Executive. All 2020 spring camps for SMAAAHL must be cancelled.
TO: SHA Membership
FROM: Kelly McClintock
RE: Hockey Canada Decision in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
On behalf of the Saskatchewan Hockey Association Board of Directors I would like to advise the SHA membership of the decision of Hockey Canada to cancel all Hockey Canada sanctioned activities, including National Championships, until further notice, effective Friday March 13, 2020.
The past few weeks have been difficult as we witness the world react and address the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We agree with Hockey Canada that the health and safety of everyone connected to all sports is what our focus needs to be at this time.
Therefore, all sanctioned activities within the Saskatchewan Hockey Association must seize for the remainder of the season as of tomorrow, Friday March 13, 2020.
Saskatchewan Hockey Association programming in the areas or SHA Provincial Playoffs, Sask First Female Futures, Sask First Female Jamborees, Sask First Female and Sask First Midget Tournaments are officially cancelled. The SHA staff will make the appropriate refunds to families registered for those programs. There will be plans made for those programs that extend into next season and the selection and evaluation of Provincial Teams however, as we hope you can appreciate, it will take some time to determine how those plans look like given the worlds landscape today.
This is not a decision that was made lightly; however, the health and safety of everyone connected to our sport was paramount in the decision-making process.