Western Junior Hockey League (WHL) commissioner Ron Robison has confirmed that the circuit’s regular season will start on January 8 if all goes according to plan and will feature a maximum of 50 games per team .
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The leader was also categorical Thursday as to the start of the campaign despite the coronavirus pandemic which continues to rage.
“This is a date set in stone and not a target date,” he said in a press briefing. We are working with the responsible authorities to put the finishing touches on this. […] We will continue on this path and finalize the details of our schedule. ”
Thus, it is currently impossible to certify any schedule relating to certain essentials of a season such as the deadline for transactions. However, Robison left the door open to the presence of spectators in the arenas – up to 50% of the capacity of the building – if the Public Health of the territories concerned accepts. The scenario of bubble cities has been ruled out.