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OHL cancels rest of regular season

It was scheduled to end this weekend
File photo by Mark Pare/KitchenerToday

The Ontario Hockey League has cancelled the rest of its regular season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

OHL Commissioner David Branch made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon.

The regular season was scheduled to end this weekend, and there were 56 games remaining.

Branch said the decision was made in the best interest of the safety of the players, officials, staff, fans and the general public.

"We are continuing to monitor ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19. When it is safe and we may resume play, we will advise on the status of the 2020 OHL Playoffs. We thank OHL players and their families, fans and partners for their continued patience and understanding throughout this challenging situation." he said in a statement.

It means the Kitchener Rangers ended the regular season third in the Western Conference, with 87 points.

If the playoffs do go ahead, they will face the Guelph Storm in the first round.

Meantime, the 2020 OHL draft will still be held live online on Saturday, April 4.

Below is ticket refund info. from the Kitchener Rangers:

Individual Game Tickets

Refunds will be given for tickets purchased for the three cancelled regular season games. These refunds will not be processed until the Aud Box Office resumes its operations. 

Season Ticket Holders

A credit will be applied to your Season Ticket Holder Account for the three remaining home games when The Aud box office resumes its operations.


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