Several media reports this week indicated the SJHL is now targeting Oct. 9 as the opening day for the 2020-21 season.

The season usually begins mid-September, but everything is on hold at the moment as a result of the pandemic.

“I think we’re on plan “W” – just about gone through the alphabet already,” said Ice Wolves Head Coach and GM Kevin Kaminski. “We’re just kind of going with the flow here. It’s very frustrating times, obviously for everyone, not only in sports, but in life.”

No champion was crowned this year in the SJHL and the post-season was cancelled in March due to COVID-19.

Although the start of the campaign is still in limbo, Kaminski says the organization continues to plan for training camp and exhibition games.

“Everything is all tentative right now,” said Kaminski. “I think I still have a gut feeling that it’s going to be pushed back more and that’s unfortunate. I know the boys are hungry to get back to La Ronge and pick up where we left off. You know what? It’s just a sad time in life, with not being able to do a whole heck of a lot with restrictions from your province and in our case Sask. Health.”

Meantime, the Ice Wolves have announced that they are hosting a hockey school, with things slated to get underway Aug. 31 at the JRMCC.

If you are interested in the hockey school, you can find more information on the team’s social media channels.

(PHOTO: The Mel Hegland Uniplex was packed for the playoffs in La Ronge. Photo courtesy of Brandon White.)