The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League has issued a press release on their web-site as we are now officially into 2021.
Even though we are into a new year, Covid 19 is still out there and everybody is holding their breath as we try to return to normal life including playing hockey.
The SJHL will continue to work with the Saskatchewan Government and Saskatchewan Health in pursuit of their return to the ice.
The league is not expected to release anything official til after January the 15th and want to see what happens with the number of people hospitalized with Covid 19.
The SJHL still plans to finish up the regular season, play the playoffs and crown a league champion.
The Flin Flon Bombers remain in a very vulnerable position , being a border town and having to work with the Manitoba Government as well.
Manitoba is in a Code Red and travel is still not recommended out of the province which means the Bombers may not be able to get back on the ice,even if the SJHL gets the Green light.
The Manitoba Government is expected to make an announcement on their current restrictions on Friday.
Matt Flodell the Bomber Captain says they are still holding out hope they can make a return this season. " “It's been a learning experience for everyone on the team, the coaches and myself too. We’re kind of learning how to keep everyone's spirits up, even though we don't really know exactly what's going on every second of the day. In previous years, it's pretty simple - you show up at the rink every day and do what it takes to win, but this is definitely different,” .