No fans in the stands as the Barrie Colts resume their season on Saturday

Colts last played a regular season game on Dec. 18

No bums in the seats at Sadlon Arena on Saturday evening when the Barrie Colts host North Bay.

The Ontario government’s COVID-19 restrictions prohibit sporting venues from having fans in the stands until at least Jan. 26.

The Colts last played a regular season game on Dec. 18 when they beat Ottawa 5-2. Six of the 10 games Barrie was supposed to play in December were postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.

Barrie is in third place in the Central Division, eight points back of the second-place Battalion. North Bay has played nine more games than the Colts.

The league board of governors met this week and said in a statement that it has reaffirmed its commitment to continue the 2021-22 OHL season.

“The OHL is currently in conversation with government and public health and will have further updates in this area in the very near future,” the statement read.

The following games have been rescheduled:

Saturday, January 8 – North Bay Battalion at Barrie Colts, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 9 – Barrie Colts at Owen Sound Attack, 2:00 p.m. (from Dec. 28)
Monday, February 14 – Barrie Colts at Kingston Frontenacs, 7:00 p.m. (from Dec. 17)
Tuesday, March 22 – Sudbury Wolves at Barrie Colts, 7:30 p.m. (from Dec. 16)
Wednesday, March 30 – Barrie Colts at Owen Sound Attack, 7:00 p.m. (from Jan. 5)

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