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OFFICIAL SITE OF THE RAYSIDE BALFOUR CANADIANS JUNIOR A HOCKEY CLUB

RAYSIDE BALFOUR CANADIANS “RETURN-TO-PLAY” STATEMENT

Photography provided by Rob Fera- Sudbury Light Photography

The Rayside Balfour Jr. A Canadians are pleased to announce the resumption of play in the 2020-21 NOJHL season.   Our players return to the Chelmsford Arena on February 17th and we are very grateful to the City of Greater Sudbury Arena management and staff in particular the arena staff at the Chelmsford Arena who have been so supportive of our team all season. In addition, we would like to thank the NOJHL Commissioner Rob Mazzuca and his league staff for their efforts in insuring a safe return to play for all remaining teams in the NOJHL.

Our Players and Coaches continue to follow the NOJHL Return to Play program for the safety of our players and staff.   Our organization further acknowledges the guide-lines in reference to the Orange zone that the OHF and Province Health Unit have established for our region.  At this time, our players are pleased to have the opportunity to return to the rink and work hard in practice,  develop their skills until such time that we are able to play against the next opponent that we will face from the NOJHL.

Under the current restrictions, we are only permitted to play against teams within our own Health district, therefore, we are expecting to begin our next regular season series against the French River Rapids or Espanola Express on Sunday, March 14th. In the meantime, we will hold some intra-squad games in order to give our players a chance to scrimmage as well.

Based on the current municipal guidelines for arena events, spectators are not permitted to attend our games, however, our games will be telecast live by HockeyTv and Eastlink Community TV Channel 610 – with Thomas Mercier calling the play-by-play.  W e look forward to the day that our fans can return to the Chelmsford Arena and cheer-on their local Canadians players to a Junior ‘A’ championship for the hockey fans of Greater Sudbury.”