CHL cancels Memorial Cup for second straight 12 months


For the second consecutive 12 months, the Canadian Hockey League has canceled the Memorial Cup because of considerations associated to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The CHL is dedicated to the well being and security of our gamers, their households and billets, our groups, workers and officers, and the communities by which we play. That has pushed all of our tough selections for the final 12 months as now we have handled this international pandemic,” CHL president Dan MacKenzie mentioned within the official assertion. “The choice was made based mostly on the restrictions on journey, border restrictions, and quarantining necessities that might make it unattainable to supply league champions.”

The placement and timing for subsequent 12 months’s Memorial Cup can be introduced at a later date. 

As famous by the Canadian Press (h/t TSN), the Memorial Cup is a serious junior hockey championship that options the winners of the Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League and Quebec Main Junior Hockey League.

The CHL provided a further assertion by way of Twitter: 

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