The Ontario Hockey League says it is committed to finishing its 2021-22 season as new COVID-19 measures begin in the province, including a complete restriction on fans at indoor sports venues.
The OHL said in a release that the league’s board of governors met Wednesday morning to address its next steps in progressing with the season despite no fans being allowed at games based in Ontario for at least the next three weeks.
The league said it is in conversation with government and public health officials and will have updates at a later time.
Ontario-based OHL arenas had capacity capped at 1,000 people on Dec. 30 as the province struggled with the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. The new measures that began on Wednesday will not allow for any fans in those buildings.
Seventeen of the OHL’s 20 teams are based in Ontario. The other three are based in the United States and not subject to the capacity limitations.
The OHL has postponed 42 games this season due to COVID-19 concerns.