The Owen Sound Attack’s general manager said he’s OK with the news that Minister Lisa MacLeod wants the OHL to try and remove physical contact, including body checking, if it means his team will play this season.
MacLeod, Ontario’s Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture, said Wednesday that steps would need to be taken by sporting organizations in the province – including the OHL – to slow the spread of COVID-19 including limiting physical contact between players.
DeGray, the Owen Sound Attack’s general manager, said he saw the writing on the wall as a member of the league’s competition committee but noted the OHL hasn’t made mention to him the details of a potential non-contact mandate to restart the season.
“Maybe that’s something they’re working on,” DeGray said. “All I would say is, is that hockey? It’s not the hockey that I know, but if that means we can play and the owners are on-board with that, then guess what? I’ve got to be on board with that.”