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24 game season announced by Western Hockey League

It was announced this evening that the Western Hockey League has committed to playing a 24 game season.

The season will still require approvals from the six different health authorities consisting of the six regions the WHL plays in. It is believed that these approvals are coming in the near term.

The Board of Governors approved the plan at its meeting held virtually today.

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

The Western Hockey League is still working on scheduling formats and models in preparation for a 24 game schedule. It is believed the teams will remain in the provincial divisional format introduced in a previous press release.

Should more details become available, DUBNetwork will update the situation.

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