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Three Storm games postponed by COVID protocols

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm’s break for the holidays was extended at least six more days as three postponements were announced Thursday.

The Storm’s home games Thursday against the Windsor Spitfires and Sunday against Sunday against the Kitchener Rangers as well as a road game Friday against the Erie Otters were all postponed due to COVID protocols.

In each case it was COVID protocols involving the visiting team.

The trio of postponements bring the Storm’s total of postponed games to four as they had a home game against Erie postponed Dec. 17 due to Erie’s protocols.

All are to be rescheduled.

Windsor, Kitchener and Owen Sound Attack have suspended team activities due to COVID protocols.

Provincial COVID protocols have also reduced the number of spectators allowed at Storm home games to 1,000. That’s down from the previously-reduced total of 2,500.

The Storm’s home game Thursday was one of three postponements in the league. Two games were played.

Six of the eight games scheduled for Friday have been postponed as have four of six on New Year’s Day and three of five on Sunday. One of three scheduled games was played Tuesday and three of four were played Wednesday.

The league has had 38 games postponed this season with one of them rescheduled although all are to be rescheduled.

All of the postponements have been since the end of November and 31 of them have been since Dec. 14 and 20 since the holiday break.

Next scheduled game for the Storm Wednesday against the Flint Firebirds at Flint followed by a pair of games against Owen Sound – Jan. 7 at the Sleeman Centre and Jan. 8 at Owen Sound. Those games against the Attack are to be Owen Sound’s first following seven postponements.


  • Guelph Sports Journal