Chatham Maroons To Open Season In Early December

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We now know when some Junior hockey will be back on the ice.

The GOJHL, which includes the Chatham Maroons, announced the opening night of the league’s 2020-2021 regular season will be Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

“The GOJHL will work with the Government and the OHA to be granted approval. Along with our goal of providing the best junior hockey experience in Ontario, the league is committed to ensuring the safety of our players, staff, officials, volunteers and fans attending games,” GOJHL Commissioner Mark Tuck said in a statement on the GOJHL website.

“In the coming months the GOJHL will continue to work with government officials, public health units and arena facilities to ensure a safe return to play for everyone involved,” the statement continued.

One change to the GOJHL season, is it will feature a shorter season, with teams playing only 40 games, compared to the normal 50 game schedule.

The regular season is scheduled to end on March 28 , 2021.

GOJHL teams will have the option to hold on-ice training from September to
November in preparation for the season.

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