The City of Dryden has announced that they have cancelled all hockey programming in the city until at least September 1 due to COVID-19, following the recommendation from Hockey Canada.

Community Services Manager Steve Belanger says this includes the city’s Dryden Hockey School, which was originally scheduled for August 24 to 29, 2020. This has now been postponed until August of 2021.

“The City of Dryden, along with its Community Services Department, wishes to thank all residents and users for your continued input, support and patience as we await a safe start to the 2020-2021 ice season!” wrote Belanger, in a prepared release from the city.

Hockey Canada says they are working with public health officials and regional hockey associations when it comes to a return on the ice, which would include minor hockey. The reopening of hockey programming is expected to vary from one region to another.

President of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs, Mike Sveinson, says their training camps typically take place on the September 1 weekend, and it will be 'business as usual' until advised otherwise by the Superior International Junior Hockey League and Hockey Canada.

The City of Dryden’s Recreation Complex and rink areas remain closed to the public until further notice.

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Return to hockey may depend on region