Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today the WHL Board of Governors have made a commitment to play a WHL 2020-21 Regular Season. The start date for the season will be determined once final approval has been received from the Health Authorities in each provincial and state jurisdiction and it is anticipated the approvals will be received soon.
All models and schedule formats are being considered by the WHL to ensure a WHL season is provided for the players. The 2020-21 WHL Regular Season will consist of 24 games.
“The Western Hockey League is committed to providing a season for WHL players,” commented WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “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.”
“We understand what this announcement from the WHL means for our Season Ticket Holders that have either renewed or purchased new seats for the upcoming season and the changes that may come with it,” said Raiders Business Manager Michael Scissons. “While we appreciate you as fans may have questions regarding the latest update, due to the timing of this release, the Raiders will provide an additional update early next week once we have been able to meet and discuss as a staff. We thank you again for your patience as we work towards the 2020-21 season.”