There will likely be no playoffs within the Western Hockey League following the 2020-21 season.
The main junior league introduced Monday that the season will conclude following the completion of the 24-game common season as a consequence of COVID-19 issues.
The league mentioned in a launch that journey restrictions throughout provincial and worldwide borders in place to attempt to stem the tide of the worldwide pandemic would make it troublesome to conduct a post-season.
The announcement comes every week after the Canadian Hockey League, the umbrella group for the WHL, Quebec Main Junior Hockey League and Ontario Hockey League, cancelled the 2021 Memorial Cup main junior championship as a consequence of COVID-19.
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The QMJHL goes forward with a modified playoff format, whereas the OHL has not acquired approval from public well being authorities to begin its 2020-21 season.
“Once we returned to play in February, we set out with the intention of finishing a 24-game common season schedule, realizing changes could be wanted alongside the way in which,” WHL Commissioner Ron Robison mentioned in an announcement.
“We remained hopeful that public well being circumstances would enhance, however sadly that’s not the fact we see in entrance of us right this moment.”
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