YHL Update: Ontario Locations

📅 March 23rd, 2021

TORONTO, ONT. — Based on the latest COVID-19 trends in Ontario, we’ve made the decision to adjust our targeted start dates for our Ontario locations:

  • Oakville + Oshawa: April 17th, 2021
  • Etobicoke, Scarborough, York: April 24th, 2021

Please note that target start dates may be subject to change based on Provincial restrictions. Based on these revised start dates, there will be no planned adjustments to the guaranteed nine (9) games offered during the Spring ’21 and Summer ’21 seasons.

 

Where we’re at right now.

Our Oakville and Oshawa locations are currently in the Province’s red tier of the Response Framework, which permits us to be open with a maximum of 10 participants on the ice and no gameplay.

Our three Toronto-based locations – including our York location – remain in the Province’s grey tier, which does not permit us to be open at this point.

Under the Province’s framework, a public health region needs to be in the orange tier (which comes after Red) in order for gameplay to be permitted.

Once we have an indication that one of our locations is moving to Orange, we’ll be firming up our start dates for Spring ’21.

 

What we’re doing.

We’re asking the Provincial Government to follow the lead of other Provinces and prioritize the safe re-opening of youth sports in the City of Toronto, Region of Peel, and other areas that are not permitting kids to participate.

We’ve established supportkidssports.ca, where you can send your own digital letter to the Premier, the Minister of Sport, and your local MPP. Thus far, more than 7,500 concerned parents across the Province have made their voice heard, and we’d love for you to join in support.

 

So, what’s next?

Despite the uncertainty, space in the league is getting tight, as we have more than 400 team registrations in Ontario thus far.

We’re ready to bring the game back with our industry-leading health and safety protocols, and whether your child is just starting out in house league, or is honing their skills in AAA, we look forward to providing the right division for them to get back to the game they love.

If you haven’t signed up yet and are looking to register a team, or as an individual player, click here for a list of our locations, season details, and registration instructions.

Questions in the meantime? No problem. Click here to contact us.