The Timmins Rock have added some new talent to the team during the off-season and have been preparing for a return to hockey for 2020-21.

NOJHL (Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League) Commissioner Robert Mazzuca said in an earlier news release that at the beginning of August, the NOJHL and its board of directors submitted a Return to Play Proposal to the province and its Chief Medical Officer of Health.

While everyone anxiously waits for a decision to be made, Timmins Rock President Ted Gooch remains optimistic that there will be a season.

“The Timmins Rock are excited and actively preparing for the upcoming season. Our coaching staff is doing a phenomenal job with the players, going over different systems and preparing the new players, which will allow them to jump into our system head first. Our skills and development camp will begin right after the Labour Day weekend and I know how good it will feel for everyone to hit the ice.” – said Gooch

He went on to add that ” Safety for all involved in the game, including our players, coaches, referees and fans, is obviously paramount and at the top of any and all lists.”

Staying optimistic, he says that if they get the green light from the Provincial Government, they will be ready to hit the ice running with only one goal in mind … winning an NOJHL Championship.

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