NORTH YORK, ON - MARCH 4: Adam Panacci #18 of the North York Rangers skates with the puck during the third period. Toronto Junior Canadiens vs North York Rangers on March 4, 2020 at Herbert Carnegie Centennial Arena in North York, Ontario, Canada. (Ray MacAloney / OJHL Images)
March 13, 2020

3:43 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with its 10 member leagues – including the Ontario Junior Hockey League – and Hockey Canada, have officially cancelled the remainder of the 2019-20 season, due to the ongoing global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

As a result, all hockey-related activities, including respective League Playoffs, the CJHL’s four regional championship events (Fred Page Cup; Dudley-Hewitt Cup; ANAVET Cup; Doyle Cup) and the Centennial Cup Canadian National Junior A Championship will not be held.

In further consultation with Hockey Canada, it was determined that the cancellation of the CJHL playoffs is an unavoidable outcome.

“We continue to align our direction, consistent with that of Hockey Canada, and support their overall direction completely,“ said CJHL President Brent Ladds.

“We extend our extreme gratitude, understanding and commend the due diligence put forth by the CJHL’s Executive Board, each of our 10 league commissioners/presidents, their staffs and respective clubs and Hockey Canada in their commitment to safeguard all those involved in our wonderful game,” finalized Ladds.