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COVID-19 Postpones Brandon Wheat Kings' season

By: Harry Callaghan
Posted: March 13, 2020 05:25

WHL among many leagues cancelling or postponing games and events

The WHL season is on hold - the Brandon Wheat Kings and Regina Pats will not play tonight - Mar 13/20.

The Canadian Hockey League and its three regional leagues the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Western Hockey League, take the health and safety of our players, fans, volunteers, staff, and general public very seriously.

CHL President Dan MacKenzie with Commissioners David Branch, Gilles Courteau, and Ron Robison have been monitoring the situation in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) including what local, provincial, and federal health agencies have recommended.

Following consultation with medical professionals and meetings (Mar 12/20) among the CHL Executive Council, and regional league Board of Governors, the CHL announces that the balance of the 2019-20 season and all hockey activity shall be paused immediately until further notice.

Other leagues that have postponed or cancelled events and games include:

-The NHL's season has been cancelled

-Hockey Manitoba games and events are cancelled

-The NBA has cancelled it's season

-NCAA (March Madness) has been cancelled

-Major League Baseball has suspended spring training for at least 2 weeks - and pushed back start of regular season

-World Figure Skating Championships cancelled

-2020 World Women's Curling Championships in BC cancelled

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