As of May 1, 2023, the Greater Metro Junior ‘A’ Hockey League has instituted a mandatory leave of absence for the South Muskoka Shield for the 2023/24 season.
The team will be in operational dormancy until February 1, 2024.
Former President Troy Kahler has been placed on an operational suspension.
The current ownership group has been granted a window to sell the GMHL membership until February 1, 2024 to an approved ownership group.
Players rights held by the Shield are free agents for the 2023/24 season.
The Greater Metro Junior ‘A’ Hockey League has proudly had a club in Gravenhurst under the South Muskoka Shield name for 18 years and we are hopeful to return for the 2024/25 season under a new ownership group.