It might be the off-season, but no-days-off has been closer to the truth for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League as of late.

The league took a slight break after the Melfort Mustangs made a run to the final game of the season, before jumping right into the recent SJHL Draft and announcing tons of other transactions for their member teams.

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Prior to the draft on June 6-8 the SJHL held their Annual General Meeting in Nipawin, another bridge for the league to cross into next season. In attendance were were coaches, league representatives, and sponsors.

The meetings confirmed things like training camps beginning September 5, the regular season firing up September 20, and the playoffs starting on March 21. Under 100 days from opening night, the SJHL also announced they are exploring different avenues to the game such as video review.

Other topics at hand included a reviewal of strategic plans, and also any discussions when it comes to league rules and discipline. In terms of growing the league, the SJHL is always finding new and creative ways to expand their leagues talent at various showcases.

Chairman Kyle Adamson was in attendance, sharing the following statement.

"Our board of governors developed strategic plans in Hockey Operations, Business Operations and in Marketing and social media. I am very pleased to say that we continue to be on track and our league made significant gains on the provincial and national level, but recognize that there is always work to be done to continue to remain competitive and to continue to make our league premier."

Other league representatives included the SJHL Department of Player Safety's Brad Howard, SJHL Director of Marketing Jacob Faith, and Commissioner Kyle McIntyre who provided a ‘State of the Union’ update. You can find more from them here.