Frustration for SIH as potential return to action is delayed again

The Scottish government’s latest timetable for easing COVID-19 restrictions has left ice hockey in Scotland facing at least another two months on the shelf.

SIH had been hoping that an earlier return to action would be possible, but it has been indicated that indoor sports, including ice hockey, will not be able to resume until May 17th at the earliest.

SIH COVID-19 officer, Jim Paterson, said: “We have already lost nearly one year of the sport, and now we are looking at another two months at least before we can begin to get our sport back.

“We will continue to work closely with sportscotland and our ice rink partners to see if the date can be brought forward at all.

“Sport is an important activity for people, both physically and mentally, and getting back to normal as soon as possible can only be of benefit to everyone involved.”