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WHL cancels regular season amid coronavirus pandemic, playoffs still scheduled

Spokane Chiefs hockey is now on hold for a little while longer.
Credit: WHL

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Western Hockey League has canceled the rest of its regular season hockey games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

That means the Spokane Chiefs won't play again this season unless the playoffs are still held. The WHL said in the statement that the playoffs will be held at a later date. If they are, the Chiefs will be the five seed.

“The WHL takes the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans, and everyone associated with the WHL very seriously,” WHL Commissioner Ron Robison said in the statement. “Given the ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19, we deemed it necessary to cancel the remaining games on the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season Schedule. "

KREM 2's Mike Boyle reports the Chiefs players have left Spokane and have gone to their homes.

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