The OHL release stated teams will be travelling less this year with a planned 40-game season.
CEO Scott Howson said that the league's Board of Governors has approved the anticipated start date of the 2020-21 season to February 5, 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. Along with fewer games, the number of playoff teams has been cut from the usual 16 to eight. A league champion will be crowned no later than June 14 and the Memorial Cup is scheduled to begin on June 17 in either Oshawa or Sault St. Marie.
The Ontario Hockey League, including the Saginaw Spirit and Flint Firebirds, will take a little more time off before starting its 2020-21 season, the league announced Thursday. Three of the OHL's 20 teams are based in the USA - the Flint Firebirds, Erie Otters and Saginaw Spirit.
In a ideal world (a foolhardy qualifier in 2020, I know), a full AHL campaign would have guaranteed that both Dan Vladar and Jeremy Swayman would each have an extended amount of reps in net, with Boston's top goalie prospects ideally battling for the No. 1 spot between the pipes and solidifying their spots as the next wave of netminding talent for this franchise.
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The OHL is the last of Canada's three major junior hockey leagues to announce plans for the season.
The AHL season, of course, usually begins in early October.
He says players along with their families and team staff are eager to get the season started.
The OHL had initially announced a plan to begin regular season play on December 1 with training camps opening on November 15.