OHL Inching Closer To Return
“I’m feeling great right now,” Lisa MacLeod, the province’s heritage, sport, tourism and culture minister said this week.
“I know that there are still a few outstanding details with the Ministry of Health and chief medical officer of health, but my team is feeling very confident that we’ve got the OHL to a place where they would be able to safely play with contact, providing certain conditions.”
That’s good news for Ontario hockey fans.
Locally, teams including the Windsor Spitfires, Sarnia Sting, and London Knights have been sitting dormant for a year. Although some players from each team have been able to step into the AHL or European leagues, most have been kept off the ice since the pandemic began.
“I’m optimistic that they’ll get games in,” MacLeod stated, but also added their is still a process to work through.
From Chatham-Kent, players including Brett Brochu, Deni Goure, and Grayson Ladd are eligible to return for another season, while youngsters including Brady Stonhouse, Zander Veccia, and Ryan Gagner will look to crack rosters.