University, college sports associations cancel winter seasons

October 19, 2020

Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) have each announced the cancellation of their 2021 winter season in response to the ongoing pandemic. Both OUA and OCAA have said that the health and safety of their athletic communities are top priority, and that the decision was made after consulting with key stakeholders and advisors. “We empathize, understand, and share the deep disappointment this especially causes for our winter sport student-athletes,” said OCAA President Nathan McFadden. OUA President and CEO Gord Grace stated he is “confident that our participants will continue to demonstrate their resolve and determination through these exceptional circumstances and as we work toward an eventual safe return to competition.” OUA | OCAA | The Sudbury Star (National)