The Western Hockey League announced Thursday the WHL Board of Governors has adopted a 68 game schedule for the WHL Regular Season, effective for the 2018-19 season.
Western Hockey League teams will be playing fewer games starting next season. The WHL's Board of Governors have voted to approve a 68 game schedule, dropping from the current 72 games. League Commissioner, Ron Robison says this further demonstrates the WHL Club commitment to providing players with the best possible environment to develop, both as hockey players and student athletes. The WHL has been playing a 72 game schedule for the past 42 years. The Ontario Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League currently play a 68 game regular season schedule. With the WHL reduction in games, it will result in all three Canadian Hockey League member leagues playing the same number of games. - Pat Siedlecki