ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -  The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, which governs high school sports in New Jersey, isssued a statement pertaining to Governor Phil Murphy's order on Monday that "As of Saturday, Dec. 5, at 6 a.m., all indoor youth and adult sports will be prohibited through Jan. 2, 2021."  The order exempts college and professional athletic contests. 

The NJSIAA released the following statement on its Twitter account. 

"NJSIAA is aware of the governor's announcement regarding indoor sports and can confirm that it will impact the start of the high school ice hockey season. We're hopeful that, with schedule modifications, the ice hockey season will be viable when the state's pause is lifted. No other indoor, high school sports are impacted by the governor's order, as all but ice hockey had already had their start dates moved to January 2021 or later. The governor has made it clear that he wants high school winter sports to be played, based on the significant mental and physical health benefits they provide and in recognition of the seniors who desire one more season of the sports they love. NJSIAA looks forward to working with the Governor and his staff in this regard.