Watching the Winchester Hawks play hockey is one of the many things we miss right now during the pandemic.
The Winchester Hawks play in the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League (EOJHL). Right now, although there is no fixed start date on the calendar, the team practices two or three times a week. They are allowed to play controlled developmental scrimmages against one other team in the EOJHL. Currently that team is the Richmond Royals. They also play three-on-three tournaments, and Black vs White intersquad games to keep the players engaged. Although the players miss the league games and competition against the other EOJHL teams, they are committed to the process, and are enjoying playing hockey.
Friday, December 11, the Hawks played their third Black vs White game this season, sponsored by Winchester Foodland.
Next Friday, December 18, the Hawks play a home scrimmage against the Richmond Royals. Sunday will see the Hawks traveling to Richmond for another scrimmage. Covid protocols do not allow any fans in to watch the games.