REGINA -- The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) playoffs have been suspended following a directive from Hockey Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League amid concerns over COVID-19.

SJHL team the Estevan Bruins said in a Tweet that it supports this decision.

The team had previously announced the postponement of a playoff game against the Melfort Mustangs, scheduled for Friday.

The SJHL was in its first round of playoffs.