The OHL announced Thursday its plans to hold a 68-game 2021-22 regular season running from Oct. 7 to April 3, 2022.
The playoffs are scheduled from April 7 to May 30, with the Memorial Cup set from June 2 to 12.
“It’s an exciting time for everyone as we turn our attention to a new season,” said Commissioner David Branch in a press release. “We look forward to getting our players back into their OHL communities where they can continue to pursue their goals both on the ice and in the classroom.”
A return would mark the first OHL game played since March 11, 2020. The OHL was forced to cancel the 2020-21 season despite previously receiving government approval for a shortened campaign, akin to the QMJHL and WHL, because the province of Ontario extended stay-at-home orders in late April.
The OHL says a 68-game 2021-22 regular-season schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.