With a planned return to play less than three months away, the Ontario Hockey League continues to work with government and health agencies to plan the safe return of OHL action while also finalizing outstanding issues such as safe attendance at venues and cross border travel for teams. In preparation for the 2020-21 playing season, the League today announced a number of key dates to be circled on the calendar.
OHL Training Camps are scheduled to open on Monday, November 16, with Exhibition play commencing on the weekends of November 20-22 and 27-29.
The OHL plans to open the 2020-21 Regular Season on the previously announced target start date of Tuesday, December 1.
Other notable dates for the 2020-21 season include a February 10, 2021 trade deadline, the conclusion of the Regular Season on April 29th and the 2021 OHL Playoffs for the J. Ross Robertson Cup taking place from May 2nd to June 14th. The 2021 Memorial Cup presented by Kia is scheduled for June 17-27 and will be hosted by either the Oshawa Generals or the Soo Greyhounds.
With an eye to the future, the 2021 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore is scheduled for Saturday, May 8 followed by the OHL Under-18 Priority Selection on Wednesday, May 12.