OHL cancels rest of the season
Published March 18, 2020 at 10:53 pm
The OHL has announced it has suspended its season indefinitely and all games still yet to be played have been cancelled.
Based on consultations with medical professionals, the League has decided to cancel the 56 games still remaining for the 2019-2020 season.
“In the interest of the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans and the general public, it’s been agreed that the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season is the proper course of action to take at this time,” OHL Commissioner David Branch said in a news release.
At the time of the decision to cancel the remaining games, the Mississauga Steelheads were in a position to make the playoffs with 59 points.
“We are continuing to monitor ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19,” Branch said.
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 added.
Presently, there is no indication as to whether the League will also be cancelling this season’s playoffs.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies