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WHL announces return to team activities for Wheat Kings and Rockets; changes to seven WHL Regular Season games

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Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that the Brandon Wheat Kings and Kelowna Rockets have been cleared to resume team activities this week, in accordance with WHL COVID-19 Protocols.

Additionally, the Saskatoon Blades are unable to field a complete team due to nine players on the active roster currently on the WHL COVID-19 Protocol List. As a result, the following two (2) WHL Regular Season games have been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date:

Tuesday, January 25

  • Saskatoon at Medicine Hat

Wednesday, January 26

  • Saskatoon at Lethbridge

The WHL also announced today the rescheduling of the following three (3) WHL Regular Season games:

Wednesday, February 2

  • Saskatoon at Regina (originally scheduled for Saturday, January 8)

Saturday, February 12

  • Regina at Saskatoon (originally scheduled for Friday, January 7)

Wednesday, March 2

  • Victoria at Prince George (originally scheduled for Saturday, January 8)

Additionally, the WHL announced the relocation of two (2) WHL Regular Season games for the Calgary Hitmen, which will now be played at Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on Tsuut’ina Nation:

Wednesday, February 16

  • Moose Jaw at Calgary

Friday, February 18

  • Winnipeg at Calgary

The health and safety of all WHL participants is the top priority for the WHL. In order to reduce the risk of exposure to and transmission of COVID-19, the WHL requires all WHL roster players, hockey operations staff, and other team and League office personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Health Canada approved vaccine.

About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

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