Game ON!(?)

Twenty-four games will make up the 2020-21 Western Hockey League's covid-delayed season and in a statement, the league said it is committed to giving players a chance to have the opportunity to compete at the highest level in the system and continue to pursue their hockey goals. But there is STILL no firmed up date as to when this is all going to take place.

The WHL Board of Governors announced a commitment to play a WHL 2020-21 Regular Season. The start date for the season will be determined once final approval has been received from the Health Authorities in each provincial and state jurisdiction and it is anticipated the approvals will be received soon.

All of the models and schedule formats are being considered as this fluid situation remains, well, fluid.

Here is the statement from Ron Robison, Commissioner of the WHL:

Western Hockey League

The Toyota Center and the Tri-City Americans office both remain closed at this time. If fans have any questions about their ticket accounts they can contact the Tri-City Americans through email at info@amshockey.com.

Meantime, Tri-City Americans legend and current Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has been in Kennewick recently hooking up with Americans GM Bob Tory to facilitate using the ice in the Toyota Center and have former Am Beau McCue rifle pucks at him. And yes, all proper COVID-19 protocols were strictly followed. That story, part of an overall great piece from the beat writer of the Canadiens', Stu Cowan, reminiscing about Price with Tory, can be read here.

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