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OHL concludes regular season

The OHL has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

The Ontario Hockey League announced Wednesday afternoon that the 2019-20 regular season is officially over.

Commissioner David Branch made the announcement following a meeting with the OHL Board of Governors and consultation with medical professionals.

“In the interest of the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans and the general public, it’s been agreed that the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season is the proper course of action to take at this time,” said Branch.

The final standings will be based on every team’s record through 61 games, and any potential playoff matches would be determined accordingly.

Branch, through a league statement Thursday, said that a decision hasn’t been made regarding the playoffs or the Memorial Cup.

“We are continuing to monitor ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19. When it is safe and we may resume play, we will advise on the status of the 2020 OHL Playoffs.”

The Ottawa 67’s finish the season in first place with 99 points, while the London Knights top the Western Conference with 90.

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