QMJHL Announces Pause Until Jan. 3

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced that the league is pausing its activities through January 3. Teams were informed of the decision earlier on Monday.

“The current situation with the pandemic in the regions in which we operate makes it extremely difficult to play games,” said QMJHL Commissioner Gilles Courteau. “With the Holidays just around the corner, the provinces in the Maritimes have restricted access and travel, while red zone restrictions in Quebec do not permit us to play.”

The QMJHL had begun its season. Teams had played anywhere from 5-16 games. The Sherbrooke Phoenix have played only five games.

The league is hosting a press conference on Tuesday where it’s expected that modifications will be made to its plan for the 2020-21 season, including potentially reducing the number of games, which is originally scheduled for 60.