Season Opener Delayed

For Immediate Release:

Please be advised that the GMHL is postponing the season start of its BC footprint until the October 22nd weekend. After a West Division Audit that included the challenges faced by it's new members in the somewhat remote footprint in northwestern British Columbia, it was determined that a slight delay would ensure a strong start to the season for its 3 new expansion teams within that region.  Items such as team-specific challenges like billeting and busing, as well as inter-divisional logistics and training, insurance and travel for it's trained and sanctioned officials from multiple provinces had a hand in the decision. Of particular interest, BC Hockey, the provincial arm of Hockey Canada, has been aggressive in it's stance by stating that anyone associated with the GMHL, as well as their extended family members, be punished and sanctioned by Hockey Canada, has caused a measure of confusion and anxiety. The GMHL continues to be inclusive, and will always work with all those who love the game of hockey, with the intention to develop and advance its players, both on and off the ice.