The following email was sent to league members on January 5, 2021:
Happy New Year!
We hope all associations and teams have been able to find a way to play some hockey this season, and have been able to make the best of a very challenging year. It has been difficult for everyone.
We previously announced that in December we would evaluate the prospects for holding some form of abbreviated league season or event in 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic continues, with many areas and states still under restrictions on public gatherings and non-essential activities. Therefore we will continue as we have been, and we will not be holding an End-of-Season Tournament this year.
This is disappointing but for logistical reasons as well as for the health and safety of players, coaches, volunteers and families we see no practical way to offer a tournament.
With vaccines starting to roll out, we are hopeful that things will begin to return to normal over the coming months, and we hope and expect to be able to return to a normal hockey season for 2021/22.
Please watch our website and email later in the spring for more information about next year, and best wishes to all for a better year in 2021!