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CHL Officially Cancels Regular Season

By: Branden Crowe
Posted: March 18, 2020 12:11

Playoffs still a possibility.

The CHL along with its three leagues, the OHL, WHL and QMJHL made a significant announcement on Wednesday morning.

Following a meeting with the Board of Governors and consultation with medical professionals it was determined that the remaining 54 games on the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season schedule will be cancelled and not played.

“The WHL takes the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans, and everyone associated with the WHL very seriously,” commented WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “Given the ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19, we deemed it necessary to cancel the remaining games on the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season Schedule.”

The Brandon Wheat Kings had five games remaining when the league was postponed last Thursday.

While the regular season is officially over, league officials are hopeful that the 2020 WHL Playoffs can still be played.

“We will continue to monitor ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19. We will make every effort possible to conduct the 2020 WHL Playoffs at a later date. We thank WHL fans and partners for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.”

Brandon was set to host Moose Jaw tonight at Westoba Place.

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