MHL postpones hockey indefinitely

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The six MHL teams – including the Weeks Crushers – will not be seeing hockey action this week.

The Government of Nova Scotia has asked all Nova Scotians not to travel outside their local community unless it is for essential travel, such as work, school, child care, or medical or legal appointments. Sunday’s announcement also set the gathering limit outside of Halifax to 10 people, whether indoors or outdoors. These restrictions will remain in effect until at least May 20.

Later in the day, Hockey Nova Scotia announced that it was pausing all sanctioned activities indefinitely across the province, including practices, games, training and development sessions, tryouts, and ID camps.

As a result of these announcements, a press release received this morning says the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) is postponing all hockey activities for its six Nova Scotia teams until further notice, including the final three games in the Eastlink South Playoff Round-Robin which were scheduled for tonight.

These decisions have been made due to growing concerns over rising COVID-19 case numbers in Nova Scotia. The MHL will continue to speak with stakeholders, monitor public health decisions, and pass along more information as it becomes available.