One day after the QMJHL scrapped the remainder of its regular-season schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Canadian Hockey League's other two member leagues have done the same.
The remaining 54 games on the 2019-20 Western Hockey League regular-season schedule won't be played, the league announced Wednesday.
"The WHL takes the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans, and everyone associated with the WHL very seriously," commissioner Ron Robison said in a statement, adding the league will "make every effort possible" to hold the 2019-20 playoffs at a later date.
Not long after that announcement, the OHL followed suit, canceling its final 56 regular-season contests. OHL commissioner David Branch said the league will provide an update on the 2019-20 playoffs "when it is safe and we may resume play."
The CHL - under which all three regional leagues play - initially postponed its campaigns last week along with the NHL and AHL.