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Uneasy hockey environment, SWHL set to return

Rise in COVID-19 cases has hockey teams wondering how the remainder of their season will be played out

UNITY — Dozens of hockey games in Saskatchewan have been cancelled or postponed. The WHL, SJHL and SMAAAHL have had games interrupted, postponed, or halted due to ongoing pandemic related issues.

Will the Sask. West Hockey League be any different?

League president, Joe Cey, says, “At this point we (SWHL) are going ahead exactly as we were before the Christmas break. Until we get a different directive from either the provincial government or Hockey Sask, that will be our plan.”

The Wilkie Outlaws were red hot in the first half of the season and currently sit in the top spot of league standings. “We’re quite happy with how the first part of the season has unfolded for the team but the league is very strong this year and we know we’re going to have to continue improving in order to reach our ultimate goal," says Outlaws’ spokesperson, Ryan Cey.

The Macklin Mohawks currently sit in third spot, the Unity Miners in sixth position while the Kerrobert Tigers have some work to do in the second half of the SWHL as they currently sit in the basement of league standings.

Brock Harrison and Rory Gregoire are in the top two spots as scoring leaders, both from the Wilkie Outlaws.

All eight teams in the league resume action the Jan. 7-9 weekend. You can find schedules, statistics and other details at