WHL cancels remainder of regular season amid COVID-19 pandemic

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WHL commisioner Ron Robison. (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

The WHL is cancelling the remaining 54 games in the 2019-20 regular season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the league announced Wednesday.

“The WHL takes the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans and everyone associated with the WHL very seriously,” said WHL commissioner Ron Robison in a statement.

“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.”

The WHL said the decision was made following a meeting with its board of governors and in consultation with medical professionals.

The league will continue to monitor public health developments with respect to COVID-19 and hopes to schedule the playoffs at a later date.

The WHL will determine final standings using win percentage.

“We thank WHL fans and partners for your patience and understanding during these challenging times,” said the statement.

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