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WHL announces start of season

October 14, 2020

The Western Hockey League announced today that the opening day for the 2020-2021 season will be Friday, January 8.

The league is working with governments and health authorities to obtain the necessary approvals to commence play. Details regarding the schedule of games for each of the four divisions will be announced at a later date.

The league also announced the hiring of Dr. Dhiren Naidu the Head Team Physician for the Edmonton Oilers. Dr. Naidu will become the league's chief medical health officer. He will help with the implementation of health and safety protocol for the WHL.