DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard
SCUGOG: The return of local junior hockey has been further delayed. In late August, the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) announced they’d set a target date of December 1st to bring hockey action back to local rinks. But, in an email to The Standard, Port Perry MoJacks General Manager, Tom Parish, said the league recently decided to push back the return to play date. “The PJHL has officially postponed the start date for the 2020-21 season to January 1st, ,” the email read. Mr. Parish noted “some teams are starting to do exhibition games with other teams in their own health municipalities” but stated the MoJacks “have not scheduled anything yet.” If or when the league begins the 2020/2021 season, hockey action will look different than in past years because of the pandemic. “All games, if they happen, would be with special rules and [a] limited number of players,” Mr. Parish’s email concluded. Local teams who play in the PJHL include the Port Perry MoJacks, Uxbridge Bruins and Little Britain Merchants.