Ontario Hockey League: No checking due to virus

NHL

The Ontario Hockey League will not have bodychecking this season because of COVID-19.

Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s minister of sport, said Friday that removing purposeful physical contact from the game was necessary in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

MacLeod said the decision was influenced by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, which had several COVID-19 outbreaks on its teams this fall.

The OHL said Thursday it plans to start a shortened season Feb. 4.

Articles You May Like

Pumas vs. Wallabies: Is JOC’s experience enough?
Man United suffer 4-0 thrashing at Brentford
No. 22 Monfils to miss US Open with foot injury
Vera KOs Cruz in 4th round at UFC San Diego
Ryan Henderson: From suffering a broken vertebrae to becoming a BMX history-maker

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.