The Paris Mounties hockey club announced their plans to return to the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) for the 2022/2023 season on Tuesday, March 15.
Todd Wood, the president of the Paris Mounties, said that he is looking forward to bringing junior C hockey back to the community.
“I’m really excited to get back into the league and rebuilding the roster,” Wood said. “The announcement of our return seems to be well received so far, I’ve heard from some players and businesses that are looking forward to getting involved.”
The team lost one season to the COVID-19 pandemic and were inactive a second season after pursuing an opportunity to join a new league at a higher age bracket. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the league did not end up materializing and the Mounties were left to figure the future of the team.
Wood said the decision was made earlier this season to make the return to the South Doherty division of the PJHL and they are focusing on building a team with young and local talent for the upcoming season.
“Right now, we’ve got 23 open roster spots and we’re excited to fill them,” he said. “We’re reaching out to make sure we get a lot of local kids out to our camp in August. Our goal is to ice a competitive team, but to also develop our players and provide opportunities for them to move up to higher levels.”