October 25, 2021

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Junior Hockey | The Western League canceled its playoffs

Junior Hockey |  The Western League canceled its playoffs

(Calgary) There will be no WHL playoffs after the 2020-21 season.


The Canadian Press

The Junior League announced on Monday that its season would end after 24 games scheduled due to concerns over COVID-19.

Province and Canada-U.S. The league said in a statement that mid-travel restrictions made it difficult to hold playoffs.

The announcement comes a week after the Canadian Hockey League, which hosts the Western League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Ontario League, canceled the Memorial Cup tournament due to the epidemic.

QMJHL hosts the revised playoffs, which begin this week. OHL has not yet received approval from public health officials to begin its 2020-21 season.

“When we return to play in February, we intend to close the 24-game schedule with the knowledge that adjustments will be required,” WHL Commissioner Ron Robison said in a press release. We hope that public health conditions will improve, but unfortunately we will not see this. ”