Western Hockey League

‘I would definitely do it all over again’: WHL players head home after once-in-a-lifetime season

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Red Deer Rebels lived in hotels, empty college dorms and the arena itself. Now, after the conclusion of an incredibly unique regular season, WHL players are packing their bags and heading home. WHL players across Alberta are heading home. After 85 nights living in the rink, you’d think …

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Alberta-based WHL teams receive approval to play condensed season

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 28, 2021 5:52 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Western Hockey League has received government approval to play a rejigged season in Alberta. …

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Saskatoon Blades address multiple needs with McLeod acquisition – Saskatoon

Saskatoon Blades address multiple needs with McLeod acquisition - Saskatoon

The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the Western Hockey League has extended to the trade market. The Saskatoon Blades acquired defenceman Wyatt McLeod from the Edmonton Oil Kings this week to fill an overage roster spot that opened up after the Blades determined that forward Martin Fasko-Rudas would remain with …

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Kelowna Rockets’ season ‘on ice’ for now after WHL delays season start once again – Okanagan

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The ice in, but Kelowna’s Prospera Place is empty. There are no fans in the stands. The benches are vacant and the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets dressing room is deserted. “We just don’t see there being any way that we can safely have our players back here,” Rockets president and …

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Western Hockey League announces another delay to start of 2020-21 regular season

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The Western Hockey League has, again, been forced to delay the start of its 2020-21 regular season. The junior hockey league announced the decision on Tuesday afternoon, citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The league generally begins regular-season play in late September, but officials realized months earlier that date was …

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Regina Pats’ Connor Bedard returns from Sweden, eager to begin WHL career

Regina Pats’ Connor Bedard returns from Sweden, eager to begin WHL career

With the 2020-21 Western Hockey League season still up in the air due to COVID-19, one thing is certain and it’s that the Regina Pats‘ top prospect will be ready to go when the puck drops. Connor Bedard is back on Canadian soil after spending two months in Sweden working …

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Saskatoon Blades exploring fan attendance options ahead of WHL season – Saskatoon

Saskatoon Blades exploring fan attendance options ahead of WHL season - Saskatoon

Excitement is building for the Western Hockey League’s return as well as the prospect of having fans in the stands when the puck drops. The fan experience will likely be somewhat different, though, with a variety of new measures in place to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. …

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Lethbridge Hurricanes GM reacts as WHL pushes 2020-21 season start back to December – Lethbridge

Lethbridge Hurricanes GM reacts as WHL pushes 2020-21 season start back to December - Lethbridge

It will be at least 272 days between the Lethbridge Hurricanes’ last regular season game — a 5-4 loss in Kelowna — and their next. After tentatively targeting an Oct. 2, 2020 start date for the 2020-21 season in June, the Western Hockey League announced on Thursday that the upcoming …

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Western Hockey League planning for October return – Winnipeg

Western Hockey League planning for October return - Winnipeg

The Western Hockey League is planning to forge ahead with a full schedule in the fall despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The WHL unveiled their return to play protocol on Wednesday following their annual general meeting, and they’re hoping to drop the puck on the 2020-2021 season in October. The …

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