BCHL cancels 7 preseason games in response to PHO order

Due to the restrictions put in place yesterday by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) regarding sporting events in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions, the BCHL has cancelled all preseason games involving the Chilliwack Chiefs, Coquitlam Express, Langley Rivermen and Surrey Eagles for the next two weeks.

The Powell River Kings, who are included in the Vancouver Coastal region, have had to postpone their preseason game this afternoon against the Cowichan Valley Capitals. Powell River was originally exempt from the restrictions and the team and league are hoping for clarification on the ruling.

The PHO announced stricter restrictions in the two health regions yesterday due to a rise in cases of COVID-19. These restrictions include a two-week ban on sporting events. The league has cancelled seven games between Nov. 13 and 21.