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GTHL removes vaccine mandate for 2022-23 season

The Greater Toronto Hockey League announced today the removal of the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (adopted on August 25, 2021) for participants registering for the 2022-23 season. The GTHL Board of Directors made the decision on April 14 after consulting with Public Health experts. The removal of the policy will be effective for the 2022-23 season, beginning with ‘AAA’ tryouts on April 25, 2022. 

The GTHL’s Vaccination Policy will remain in effect for the duration of the 2021-22 season. For more information on the policy, visit the League’s Game Plan 2.0 framework. Masks will also remain a requirement for dressing rooms and coaches on the bench throughout 2022-23 tryouts occurring in April and May for all levels.  

The GTHL will continue to consult with and consider guidance from medical and public health professionals at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto as well as Toronto Public Health. The GTHL’s policies and procedures, specifically regarding COVID-19, exist within the greater communities of Markham, Mississauga, Toronto, and Vaughan. If restrictions are later imposed by government, public health unit(s), facilities, and/or municipalities, the GTHL will be required to revisit pandemic specific policies.  

The GTHL will continue to follow the direction of all provincial government, public health, municipal, and facility policies to ensure a safe and fun environment for all players, families, coaches, officials, volunteers, and staff.  

About the Greater Toronto Hockey League  

Founded in 1911, the GTHL is a non-profit organization and the largest minor hockey league in the world. The GTHL registers more than 40,000 annual participants in Markham, Mississauga, Toronto and Vaughan. The purpose of the GTHL is to govern organized hockey for youth within its jurisdiction, and to foster participation that reflects the cultural demographic of the League’s territory while promoting an environment that is welcoming and inclusive for all participants.   

For more information, please contact:    

Stephanie Coratti | Manager, Communications and Marketing     

Greater Toronto Hockey League     

E: SCoratti@GTHLCanada.com  

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