The cancellations due to COVID-19 aren’t showing many signs of stopping. On July 22nd, after consultation with numerous Minor Hockey Associations, the Board of Directors of the International Silver Stick announced the cancellation of many of their Regional and Finals tournaments for the 2020-21 season.
All Canadian Regional Qualifying tournaments for the 2020-2021 season are postponed until the 2021-2022 season. American Regional Qualifying Tournaments may be held as permitted by State and Local regulations; however, Champions will not advance to an International Final.
All Internationals Finals for the 2020-2021 season are postponed until 2021-2022, except Port Huron AAA. For now, the PeeWee and Bantam AAA teams are still scheduled to play the weekend of January 7-10.
The Board expressed how difficult it was to make the decision, but the health and safety of players, coaches, parents and tournament volunteers was of utmost importance.