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WHL’s U.S. Division to open in March

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CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey league announced late Friday that it’s U.S. Division will start the regular season next month.

The news comes after an update from Washington State regarding Sporting Activities COVID-19 Requirements issued on Feb. 1 which allows the WHL to return to play in Washington State.

The WHL’s five American teams – the Everett Silvertips, Portland Winterhawks, Seattle Thunderbirds, Spokane Chiefs, and Tri-City Americans – will only play against each other.

The Regular Season schedule for the U.S. Division will be announced at a later date, but the WHL says it’s set to open on Friday, March 19.

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No spectators will be allowed in the arenas.

The five Alberta based WHL teams were given the green light late last month to proceed with a condensed 24 game regular season schedule with an opening day of Feb. 26.

Teams will play a home and home format on weekends followed by a five day break.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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