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NPHL season cancelled, NWJHL extends postponement

The NPHL has finally pulled the plug on the 2020-21 season. The league and its teams held a series of conference calls this winter, deciding to continue to postpone the league each time without actually cancelling the season.
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The NPHL has finally pulled the plug on the 2020-21 season. The league and its teams held a series of conference calls this winter, deciding to continue to postpone the league each time without actually cancelling the season. However, the league made the decision to cancel the season on December 10.

"The FSJ Senior Flyers Hockey Club received official confirmation on December 10th that North Peace Hockey League (NPHL) President, Jack McAvoy, had notified Hockey Alberta that the NPHL was cancelling the 2020-2021 season," said Flyers President Paul van Nostrand in a press release. 

The Flyers were holding out hope for some type of season this year, as they were trying to ice a team after having to miss the 2019-20 season.

On the junior B side of things, the NWJHL announced December 10 it will continue to postpone its season and is cancelling the scheduled games through to January 9.

"The league supports the AHS restrictions put in place as of Dec. 13 and fully plans on resuming play following the four week hiatus," reads a statement on the NWJHL's website, adding that any return to play would depend on current restrictions being lifted.  "The NWJHL appreciates the patience being shown by our fans, sponsors, volunteers and facility partners, during a difficult and uncertain time. We are particularly grateful to the players, team staff and billet families who have worked diligently over the past three months to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all participants."

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