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Western Hockey League commits to playing 24-game regular season

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 8, 2021

Boomer, mascot of the Spokane Chiefs, skates onto the ice to open a WHL game against the Portland Winterhawks on Jan. 3, 2019 at the Spokane Arena. (Libby Kamrowski/ THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)
Boomer, mascot of the Spokane Chiefs, skates onto the ice to open a WHL game against the Portland Winterhawks on Jan. 3, 2019 at the Spokane Arena. (Libby Kamrowski/ THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)
From wire reports

CALGARY, Alberta – The Western Hockey League announced Friday the WHL Board of Governors has made a commitment to play a 24-game regular season.

The start date for the season will be determined once final approval has been received from health authorities in each provincial and state jurisdiction. The board anticipates the approvals will be received soon.

The Spokane Chiefs play in the WHL’s U.S. Division along with the Tri-City Americans, Seattle Thunderbirds, Everett Silvertips and Portland Winterhawks.

All models and schedule formats are being considered by the WHL to ensure a season is provided for the players.

“The Western Hockey League is committed to providing a season for WHL players,” WHL Commissioner Ron Robison said in a release.

“This commitment ensures WHL players will receive the opportunity to compete at the highest level in the system and continue to pursue their hockey goals in the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players.”

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