Hours after the NHL announced that its season was being put on hold, the Canadian Hockey League announced that the QMJHL, WHL, and OHL will be doing the same. With leagues just a few weeks away from wrapping up their regular seasons and beginning the playoffs, they will now have to make some difficult decisions…
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As we were expecting all morning, the NHL has officially suspended the 2019/20 season for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this point, there is no estimated timeline on how long this stoppage will last as the situation remains fluid and will likely change many times over the coming days and weeks.
So, after a conference call by its Board of Governors, the NHL has decided to suspend the regular season, just as the NBA did yesterday, because of the coronavirus pandemic. What began as something that seemed foreign and far away not so long ago on the evening news is real enough now.
Obviously, this is an ongoing story that will change significantly as we move along, but it looks like the NHL is taking steps towards suspending play for the foreseeable future. Here are the updates from this morning so far.