Winter Season Postponed

Posted by JAHA Webmaster on Mar 14 2020 at 10:07PM PDT in Winter 2020

Good evening JAHA players,

The talk and news of COVID-19 (aka “coronavirus”) has been inescapable lately. With unprecedented cancellations and postponements of major events both nationwide and regional, even Juneau staples like the Gold Medal basketball tournament and Folk Fest, the JAHA Board of Directors called meetings today to evaluate JAHA’s role and ultimate response to this threat in our community.

After talking it through, the decision was made to postpone the remainder of the Winter 2020 season until at least the end of March. This is effective immediately, meaning games scheduled for Sunday, March 15th and later will not happen until further notice. This was a very difficult conversation to have, but in support of the health and safety of our members as well as considering CDC’s social distancing recommendations, we felt it was JAHA’s civic duty to remove itself as a possible source of spread within Juneau.

We will actively monitor the situation and issue an update on the season, banquet, and board elections no later than Friday, March 27th. There are a number of possible options for the season that may be pursued depending on timing and other developments:

  • Resume the delayed season in whole, including remaining regular season games and playoffs.
  • Go right into playoffs, either double- or single-elimination or some other accelerated format.
  • Cancel the remaining regular season games and playoffs.

In the case that any regular season games are canceled, prorated refunds will be issued automatically. At this time, we will wait on issuing refunds until a decision has been made about the postponed games.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as this all unfolds and hope to resume the season as quickly as we can.

If you have questions:

Please be safe and stay healthy. We will see you on the ice again soon!

Jason Soza


2020-03-15T10:00:29.000-07:00March 15 2020, at 10:00 AM PDT, Suzanne McGee said:

Such a thorough message, you all are awesome! Thanks for your time and the consideration of so many factors in making these difficult decisions.