THOROLD – The Ontario Jr. B fraternity got one city shorter this week with the announcement from Thorold that the Blackhawks organization would not complete the season and will drop out of the running.
Internal issues with the franchise caused a number of players to leave the organization making it impossible to ice a competitive team for the remainder of the 2017 season and maybe beyond.
Distribution of points and playoff lineups will be adjusted but the Blackhawks had no chance of making the playoffs this year anyhow.
According to a statement released by the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League it states, “Please be advised that the Thorold Blackhawks will not finish the season due to continuing roster challenges impacted by illness, injuries, and suspensions. The OHA in collaboration with the GOJHL are considering what adjustments may be needed for the remainder of the season.” Details should be forthcoming in the near future.
The adjustment will not directly affect the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs.