CHL Playoffs And Memorial Cup Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Concerns

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The CHL became the latest junior league to cancel the playoffs and Memorial Cup due to the coronavirus, the league announced on Sunday.

They now join the USHL, ECHL, and QMJHL to cancel the rest of their season because of the virus. The WHL and OHL canceled both of their remaining regular seasons. The QMJHL announced that their draft will take place electronically.

The Centers for Disease Control recommended that no gatherings of at least 50 people be held for eight weeks, pushing back the original timeline on when the NHL hoped to resume its paused season. If that’s the case, the NHL wouldn’t likely resume until around May 10.

The players pitched a plan on Tuesday to finish the rest of the regular season in late July and the Stanley Cup Playoffs in September, which would push the start of the 2020-21 season back a month.

This will be the first time since its creation in 1919 that the Memorial Cup will not be awarded.

From CHL

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By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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