UPDATED: SJHL to go ahead with remainder of playoffs

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey league playoffs will go on.

In a conference call between all 12 board of governors, the league unanimously voted to move forward with the playoffs.

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“We had a gruelling decision to make with respects on how we can pay tribute and honour the Humboldt Broncos,” said Bill Chow, SJHL President, in a press release.

Chow says the decision was made to continue the playoffs.

“The power of healing is in the game,” the press release quoted the Broncos board as saying.

The series will begin on April 14 in Nipawin, with game two back in Nipawin the following evening.

The league has announced they will be holding a press conference at the Ramada Hotel in Regina on April 12 @ 3 p.m. to provide further details.

“On top of the opportunity for the SJHL to speak further on this topic, there will be few other special announcements made from other organizations.”

The Estevan Bruins have also called a press conference for April 12 where they are expected to announce details surrounding the final.

League final schedule:

Game 1 Sat 14 @ Nip  7:30 PM in Nipawin

Game 2 Sun 15 @ Nip. 7:30 PM in Nipawin

Game 3 Tue 17 @ Est. 7:30 PM in Estevan

Game 4 Wed 18 @ Est 7:30 PM in Estevan

Game 5 Fri 20 @ Nip. 7:30 PM in Nipawin

Game 6 Sun 22 @ Est 7:30 PM in Estevan

Game 7 Tue 24 @ Nip. 7:30 PM in Nipawin

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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