Earlier this afternoon, the Cochrane Chaos were preparing for their Alberta Junior Female Hockey League (AJFHL) semi-final series with the Calgary Titans, with Game 2 set to take place tomorrow evening in Cochrane.
That was until Hockey Canada came out with a statement saying that all Hockey Canada sanctioned-events would be cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19 which affects the Chaos and other Cochrane related teams.
“Without question, this an unprecedented period of difficulty for the sports world. The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Hockey Canada," Hockey Canada chief executive officer Tom Renney and chief operating officer Scott Smith said.
"After much consultation with the Hockey Canada membership, our chief medical officer and public health officials, the Hockey Canada Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities*, including our national championships, until further notice, effective Friday, March 13, 2020."
"We recognize the tremendous effort that has been put forth all year by individuals across the country as they participate in Canada’s game. Although it is difficult to process the hockey season ending abruptly, we feel this is the best course of action in order to do our part in keeping our country safe.”
The Chaos had a 1-0 lead in the series.