NOJHL announces vaccination policy for 2021-22 season

SUDBURY, Ont. — The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, along with the Ontario Junior Hockey League and the Provincial Junior Hockey League will require that all NOJHL, OJHL and PJHL Members be double-vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the commencement of team activities associated with the beginning of the 2021-22 season.

The policy applies to all players, coaches, trainers, team and league staff, officials, volunteers and billet families.

It is fully intended to protect the health and safety of all NOJHL, OJHL and PJHL players and members and to protect against the potential transmission of the virus.

Each league will comply with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) (or applicable State and U.S. Federal legislation) and offer support to any league member who is unable to be vaccinated for substantiated medical reasons and/or on grounds protected under the OHRC.

The leagues will collectively work together with independent medical and legal advisors appointed by the league Commissioners to assist with all issues.