The Battlefords North Stars continue to wait patiently on word about when the 2020-21 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League will begin.
The latest word is that the league is looking at an Oct. 9 start date, but nothing has been made official as of yet. In the meantime the North Stars continue to prepare for the season and have announced plans to hold a Fall Camp on Oct. 2-4. The North Stars have also proceeded with their fall hockey school at the Civic Centre which ran Aug. 17-21 and Aug. 24-28.
The North Stars have issued a statement to fans about the upcoming season on Facebook and it reads as follows:
“Many are wondering what is happening with our 2020-2021 Season as it relates to COVID19. We have been assured by our league that we will be having a season. With this in mind, we are waiting on an approved start date from Health Authorities and have been told by our league president that both Sask Hockey and Hockey Canada are confident that a date will come. We cannot wait to drop the puck on opening night although it will look very different. We will be starting out at limited capacity to allow for social distancing and for the safety of all of our fans and pass holders. If you are a season pass holders, contact the office for your promo code. You will need this to select your seats. If you have already purchased your season seat for this coming season, please get in touch to discuss who is around you and where you could potentially move to if those around you are not in your household or inner circle. If your season seat is grey on our ticketing site, it is either sold to you or held for you. Season Pass holders will have until September 25th to purchase your season seat, after this date, our site will open to the public. This allows us time to ensure our season pass holders not only get the seats they want, but also allows us time to create a socially distanced seating plan, based on your selections. As always, season passes will be available for pick up approx. 1-2 weeks prior to our home opener (again, date to be determined.)
“Thank you all for your patience and we hope to see you all soon on opening night!”