The Western Hockey League has announced the conclusion of its 2019-20 season.
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the remaining 54 games on the scheduled have been cancelled and will not be played. The decision was made following a meeting with the league’s Board of Governors and consultation with medical professionals.
The announcement was made earlier today by WHL commissioner Ron Robinson.
“The WHL takes the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans, and everyone associated with the WHL very seriously,” said Robison in a press release. “Given the ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19, we deemed it necessary to cancel the remaining games on the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season Schedule.
“We will continue to monitor ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19. We will make every effort possible to conduct the 2020 WHL Playoffs at a later date. We thank WHL fans and partners for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.”
The final standings and more information can be viewed on whl.ca.