OHL extends regular season

February 18, 2022

We have good news to report from the Ontario Hockey League. The OHL has confirmed a comprehensive update to its regular season schedule. It is one that will enable all 20 OHL teams to complete their respective 68-game schedules by an extended closing date of Sunday, April 17.

“In keeping with the league’s approach of placing the health and well-being of players at the forefront, the regular season will be extended by two weeks to accommodate the rescheduling of games previously postponed due to Covid-19 protocols,” said OHL commissioner David Branch. “We look ahead to completing our season and awarding the J. Ross Robertson Cup to an OHL champion that will compete for the prestigious Memorial Cup in June.”

The top eight teams in each of the Eastern and Western Conferences will qualify for the 2022 OHL playoffs that are scheduled to commence on Thursday, April 21. The playoffs include three best-of-seven rounds followed by a best-of-seven OHL Championship Series for the J. Ross Robertson Cup.

The OHL champion will compete at the 2022 Memorial Cup that is slated to take place from Monday, June 20 through Wednesday, June 29 in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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