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Sault Minor Football cancels 2020 season

The league is hopeful that if restrictions are lifted later this summer, skills camps and scrimmage nights are a possibility
2019-06-30 Sabercats vs. Waterloo BC (3)
Sault Sabercats file photo. Brad Coccimiglio/SooToday

With the Northern Football Conference’s Sault Steelers and Ontario Football Conference’s Sault Sabercats already on the sidelines for the summer after having their seasons cancelled due to COVID-19, Sault Minor Football is the latest organization to cancel.

In a post on social media Thursday afternoon, the Sault Minor Football League announced the decision to cancel the 2020 season and return to play next summer.

The league also noted that it hopes to be able to hold skills camps or scrimmage nights in August if government and health unit restrictions allow them to do so.

In mid-April, the NFC announced the cancellation of the 2020 season while the Sault Steelers shifted focus to returning to action in 2021.

The OFC, home to three Sault Sabercats teams, announced the decision to cancel its 2020 season in late-May.

In a statement, the league said “in following with the province of Ontario and the federal health statements and guidelines, and most of all for the safety of our players, coaches, volunteers and parents, the OFC Varsity has decided to postpone our 2020 program at this time.”

The Sabercats were set to field three teams this season after the decision in March to add a bantam team to the program, which already included teams at the Junior Varsity and Varsity levels.


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A graduate of Loyalist College’s Sports Journalism program, Brad Coccimiglio’s work has appeared in The Hockey News as well as online at in addition to regular freelance work with SooToday before joining the team full time.
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