Top priority is health and safety of players, and everyone associated with the WHL
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The start of the 2020-21 WHL Regular Season will be pushed back once again, and following further consultation with regional health authorities, the Board of Governors will meet in January to consider potential start dates.
With public health restrictions in place across Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest U.S., the WHL is not in a position to start its Regular Season as planned on January 8.
The WHL will continue to work with Government and Health Authorities in our region as we consider schedule options for the 2020-21 WHL Regular Season. The WHL have developed a series of protocols in consultation with health authorities that are necessary to protect WHL players, staff, officials, and fans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commissioner Ron Robison says they WHL continues to make every effort to get the season started but the first priority is the health and safety of our players, and everyone associated with the WHL, "Given the public health restrictions that are currently in effect, we are not in a position to determine a new target date for our season. We will continue to consult with health authorities to determine when it is safe and responsible to get our season started."