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Busy weekend ahead for Warriors as WHL slowly returns to normal

Teams quickly coming out of COVID-19 protocols, postponements from earlier this week being rescheduled
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The Moose Jaw Warriors were given the all-clear to return to play after COVID-19 protocols this past weekend, and now two of their postponed games are back on the schedule -- as well as some other finagling to help other teams get their contests in.

In addition to the regularly scheduled game on Friday against the Medicine Hat Tigers at Mosaic Place, with Warriors will now host the Winnipeg Ice on Saturday in addition to travelling to Regina to face the Pats on Sunday.

The contest against the Ice was originally scheduled to be played Wednesday, Mar. 30 and the game against Regina was first slated for Saturday, Jan, 30.

The game set to take place this past Wednesday against Calgary will now be played on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at Mosaic Place while the game slated for Friday in Lethbridge will now be played on Thursday, Feb. 17.

Season ticket holders will be able to attend the rescheduled games with their season-ticket pass, while single-game tickets purchased for those dates will be honoured at the rescheduled games.

The Jan. 3 game in Winnipeg against the Ice remains postponed due to capacity restrictions in Manitoba (see below) and the game scheduled for this Wednesday in Medicine Hat has yet to be rescheduled.

The Western Hockey League saw a total of 18 out of their 22 clubs pause activities due to COVID-19 outbreaks, including the Moose Jaw Warriors, who were shut down on Jan. 4 before being given the all-clear this past Saturday.

The league has seen a total of 25 games postponed since Dec. 29, including the full slate of 10 games Saturday, nine of 10 games Sunday and three games on Tuesday.

The news wasn’t all good Wednesday, as the WHL announced that four more games had been postponed in Manitoba, two each for Winnipeg and the Brandon Wheat Kings. The decision comes due to capacity restrictions in the province, with only 250 spectators allowed in arenas due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.