WC Inferno training camp dates set, NCJHL may play without contact

CARP – If you are a hockey player born between 2000 and 2004, the West Carleton junior C Inferno are looking for you.

While the National Capital Junior Hockey League (NCJHL) season is still up in the air at press time, the Inferno have to be ready at the drop of a hat to play some hockey. So general manager and team owner John Miotla has released dates for the Inferno’s training camp.

Camp will start on Nov. 14 with all sessions at the W. Erskine Johnston Arena in Carp.

In consideration of COVID-19, we are adhering to safety protocols prescribed by the government health agencies and Hockey Canada,” Miotla released in a statement Nov. 1. “We are forming a bubble of players to stay intact for the duration of our camp. Spaces are limited.”

Camp will run from Nov. 14 to Nov. 21. The Inferno, entering year three in the NCJHL, are looking to build on the momentum they created last year battling for their first ever playoff spot right down to the final game of the year.

Meanwhile, the NCJHL released a statement on Nov. 2 as it prepares to create a Return to Play plan that will allow the league to proceed.

“The NCJHL is in the process of submitting a plan to Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) to allow NCJHL to play hockey again for this season,” NCJHL staff said. “Once the plan is reviewed and hopefully accepted by HEO, NCJHL will implement it. The game plan calls for the full league to commit, as there will be no body contact. This may be reversed during the season but will allow for extremely fast hockey. Again, this is only an update to let all players and fans know they have not been forgotten. NCJHL is working with HEO to provide a safe environment for all to play in and for fans to watch from.”

If you are interested in attending the Inferno’s training camp you can register at www.infernojuniorhockey.com