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WHL announces procedure for determination of 2020-21 standings

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Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today the procedure for the determination of final standings for the 2020-21 WHL Regular Season.

As a result of Clubs playing an uneven number of games due to cancellations related to COVID-19, specifically in the B.C. Division, Central Division, and U.S. Division, points-per-game percentage will be used to determine the final 2020-21 Division Standings and overall WHL Standings.

Should there be a tie in the final standings in any Division or overall, the following WHL Regulation will be used to determine the order of final standing:

WHL Regulation – Tiebreaking Procedure

The Club having the greater points-per-game percentage shall be awarded higher position.

In the event two Clubs finish tied in total points-per-game percentage in WHL standings, the edge goes to the Club with the most victories. If that is a tie, it will go to the Club with the most points in games between the two Clubs during the regular schedule. If the two Clubs are still even, the edge goes to the Club with the highest ratio when taking goals for and subtracting goals against in regular season play. If it is still a tie, the edge will go to the Club with the highest ratio when taking goals for and subtracting goals against in games played between the two Clubs in regular schedule play. If it is still a tie, the edge will go to the Club having scored the most goals in regular schedule play. If it is still a tie, the edge will go to the Club having scored the most goals in games played between the two Clubs in regular schedule play

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About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

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