The Greater Toronto Hockey League announced today that beginning January 31, on-ice programming may resume. The announcement comes following the lifting of restrictions by the Government of Ontario and consultations by the GTHL with Public Health.
The GTHL has been advised that facilities will be permitted to reopen with 50 percent capacity in both the building and spectator areas. There will be limits in dressing rooms that do not allow for social distancing. On-ice programming, however, will be able to resume under normal conditions.
As a result, the GTHL’s competitive teams (“A,” “AA,” and “AAA”), the Mississauga Hockey
League (MHL), North York Hockey League (NYHL), House League, and other programs may resume practices and skill development on January 31, provided they are doing so within any restrictions put in place by the Government of Ontario and/or the respective local Public Health unit.
This will allow a period of time for players to return to physical activity before participating
Competitive (“A,” “AA,” and “AAA”), MHL, NYHL, and House League teams may resume games on February 4, provided it is permitted to do so within the Government of Ontario regulations and is permitted by local Public Health units.
The GTHL is currently updating the Game Plan 2.0 framework to ensure it reflects current public health requirements and recommendations so that players can return to the ice in a safe, fun, and secure environment.
The updated document will be available by January 30 for review prior to Monday’s return to arenas.
The GTHL is also updating the 2021-22 competitive League schedule.
The GTHL remains fully committed to completing the regular season schedule for competitive games.
The MHL, NYHL, and each House League will be making determinations on how the balance of their seasons will be completed.