WHL Updates Schedule And More

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today changes to the schedule of games for the Central Division from April 22 through May 6, as well as the addition of one game to the B.C. Division schedule.

The Calgary Hitmen have been cleared to return to play after completing their 14-day isolation period and following further testing for COVID-19, which yielded no positive results. Team activities for the Hitmen were suspended on Thursday, April 8 after the Club received one positive test for COVID-19 within the team cohort.

Central Division – Revised Schedule: April 22 to May 6

Thursday, April 227 p.m.Medicine Hat at EdmontonEdmonton
Friday, April 232 p.m.Lethbridge at CalgaryCalgary
Saturday, April 247 p.m.Edmonton at Medicine HatMedicine Hat
Saturday, April 247 p.m.Calgary at LethbridgeLethbridge
Sunday, April 257 p.m.Medicine Hat at EdmontonEdmonton
Sunday, April 257 p.m.Lethbridge at CalgaryCalgary
Thursday, April 297 p.m.Medicine Hat at LethbridgeLethbridge
Thursday, April 297 p.m.Calgary at Red DeerRed Deer
Friday, April 307 p.m.Edmonton at CalgaryCalgary
Saturday, May 17 p.m.Lethbridge at Medicine HatMedicine Hat
Saturday, May 17 p.m.Edmonton at Red DeerRed Deer
Sunday, May 24 p.m.Red Deer at CalgaryCalgary
Sunday, May 27 p.m.Medicine Hat at LethbridgeLethbridge
Tuesday, May 47 p.m.Lethbridge at EdmontonEdmonton
Tuesday, May 47 p.m.Calgary at Red DeerRed Deer
Thursday, May 67 p.m.Edmonton at Medicine HatMedicine Hat

*all times listed are local

As a result, the teams in the Central Division will complete their regular season schedules having played the following number of games:

  • Lethbridge Hurricanes – 24
  • Edmonton Oil Kings – 23
  • Medicine Hat Tigers – 23
  • Red Deer Rebels – 23
  • Calgary Hitmen – 21

B.C. Division – Added Game: Friday, April 30

Friday, April 307:05 p.m.Kamloops at KelownaKelowna

*time listed is local

The remaining eight postponed games on the B.C. Division schedule will not be rescheduled. As a result, the teams in the B.C. Division will complete their regular season schedules having played the following number of games:

  • Kamloops Blazers – 22
  • Kelowna Rockets – 16
  • Prince George Cougars – 22
  • Vancouver Giants – 22
  • Victoria Royals – 22

The updated game results: 

Tri-City American games have been postponed through April 28 due to their COVID 19 positive case. 

Brandon Wheat Kings walloped Swift Current Broncos 6-1 with a 33-18 shot advantage and went 3-6 on the powerplay. The Broncos went 1-6 on theirs. 

Going to overtime, the Winnipeg Ice snuck out a 6-5 win over Moose Jaw Warriors. The Ice outshot Moose Jaw 43-29. Winnipeg got a pair of goals on four tries on the powerplay, with the Warriors 2-3 on their tries.  

Vancouver Giants got by Victoria Royals 5-3 with a 3-9 on the powerplay, while Victoria went 3-5. Vancouver outshot Victoria 38-20. 

The next night saw: 

Everett Silvertips shutout Spokane Chiefs 5-0. After having issues with them before, the Tips took full control during regulation time, holding Spokane off the scoresheet during their 4 powerplay chances and going one for two on their own. Shots were tied at 32 each. 

Saskatoon Blades were shutout by Prince Albert Raiders 4-0, where the Raiders outshot Saskatoon 31-20. Raiders went 0-2 while Saskatoon went 0-4 on the powerplay. 

Swift Current Broncos edged the Regina Pats 3-2, though they were outshot 34-24, and the powerplays were 2-3 for Regina, 1-5 Swift Current. 

Kamloops Blazers blasted Prince George Cougars 4-1, though the Cougars outshot the Blazers 44-31. Kamloops went 1-4 while Prince George was goose egged 0-4 on the man advantage 

Edmonton Oil Kings shutout Medicine Hat Tigers 3-0. They peppered Medicine Hat with a 52-30 shot advantage. But both teams went fruitless on the powerplay. Edmonton at 0-5, Medicine Hat 0-3.

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