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Miners will be back for 2021-2022 season

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Despite going through the most turbulent season in their existence, the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners will be back on the ice for the 2021-2022 Season.

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The club held a board meeting Wednesday and a number of decisions were made in regards to the plans for next season.

Team officials say Head Coach and General Manager Kyle Smart will be back behind the bench. They add the club intends on having a summer team that will compete in at least two showcase tournaments. They also expect the league will be back to a dozen teams pending the approval to open up the border.

And lastly they are looking at having their Annual General Meeting sometime in May.

After playing just a handful of games during this pandemic-influenced season, club officials announced they were shutting it down until next season.

At the time Club President Steve Cox stated “this was not an easy decision by the board of directors but there is simply too much uncertainty regarding the relaxing of public health unit guidelines which would allow us to travel to play other teams in Northern Ontario and given the existing cohort regulations, we would be unable to hang on for another 28 days minimum before we could actually even start to plan to get into game play. We still remain committed to the NOJHL and to having a strong, competitive Gold Miner team ready to hit the ice for the 2021-2022 season.”

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