CJHL officially pulls the plug on 2019-20 season
The #CJHLHockey officially announces the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Details: https://t.co/0BC9MB60gX @THEMHL – @LHJAAAQ – @TheCCHL – @OJHLOfficial – @NOJHL – @SIJHL – @mjhlhockey – @theSJHL – @TheAJHL – @GoBCHL pic.twitter.com/C58tR1VMJu
— CJHL (@cjhlhockey) March 13, 2020
The Canadian Junior Hockey League and Hockey Canada completely cancelled the 2019-20 season on Friday due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It means for the first time ever, all league playoffs, the BC-Alberta regional Doyle Cup championship and the Centennial Cup Canadian National junior A championship will not be held.
The announcement comes less than 24 hours after the CJHL said it was only cancelling the season until further notice.
Cents give contract extension to GM/Head Coach Sweet-Coulter
The Merritt Centennials are proud to announce the extension of Head Coach and General Manager Derek Sweet-Coulter (@SWEETCOULTER17) through the 2020-21 season.
Read more: https://t.co/0opHcLw9NM #BCHL pic.twitter.com/UUMWmvoFTB
— Merritt Centennials (@BCHLCentennials) March 13, 2020
The Merritt Centennials announced a contract extension for general manager and head coach Derek Sweet-Coulter that sees him return in both roles through the 2020-21 season.
Sweet-Coulter, who won coach of the year in the Superior International Junior Hockey League in 2018-19, was promoted from assistant coach and assistant GM when the Cents fired Barry Wolff in October.
The Centennials went 12-31-1-3 with Sweet-Coulter at the helm but were the only BCHL team to miss the playoffs.
Spruce Kings cancel spring camp
The Spruce Kings Spring Prospect's Camp scheduled from April 3rd-5th has been cancelled. pic.twitter.com/k1nBJNnGX4
— Prince George Spruce Kings (@SpruceKings) March 13, 2020
The Prince George Spruce Kings cancelled their spring prospects camp on Friday. The camp was scheduled from April 3 – 5 in Prince George.
It’s likely other BCHL teams will follow suit since Hockey Canada’s cancellation of the 2019-20 season includes camps and tryouts.
Players attending any such camps are insured under Hockey Canada. As such, any camps and tryouts are considered Hockey Canada sanctioned events.