The announcement came on Tuesday afternoon via an official statement from the league:
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League today announced that all the remaining games of the 2019-20 schedule have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The regular season was scheduled to end on March 21, 2020.
The final regular season general standings are determined by modalities described in rule R-6, article 5.2:
- The Commissioner shall determine the general standings of the teams by using the points percentage if all teams have not played the same number of games at the time of the event;
- Should two or more teams be tied at the same rank, the team rankings will be conducted according to the tie-breaking procedure set forth in article 1.2.2 of R-12 Regulation (The Game: Rules and Procedures).
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is one of the three major junior ice hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). No decision has been made official by the other leagues in the CHL. (Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League).
The QMJHL includes teams in the provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The current president of the QMJHL is Gilles Courteau.
The #QMJHL announces that all the remaining games of the 2019-20 schedule have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— QMJHL (@QMJHL) March 17, 2020