OHL announces plan for 68-game 2021-22 season beginning Oct. 7

OHL commissioner David Branch. (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

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.

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