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Ontario Hockey League waits until December to start 2020-21 season – The Canadian News

The Ontario Hockey League is following some of its professional counterparts by delaying the start of its 2020-21 season during the COVID-19 pandemic. The OHL, one of Canada's three major and youth leagues, says it expects to start its season on December 1. The NHL has tentatively scheduled to begin its next season in December, while the American Hockey League and ECHL have said they hope to start playing on December 4. The OHL says it expects to play a 64-game season, four games less than usual, despite starting more than two months after its traditional opening date in late September. OHL could face a problem at the border if it remains closed. The 20-team league has three American teams: the Erie Otters in Pennsylvania and the Flint Firebirds and Saginaw Spirit in Michiga...