The Western Hockey League has officially announced that they're scheduled to open the 2020-2021 regular season on Friday, December 4, 2020. 

The League remains committed to playing a full schedule of 68 games which would be followed by four rounds of playoffs. 

“Regardless of our start date, the WHL is committed to playing a full regular season and playoffs in 2020-2021,” stated WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “In our discussions with the government and health authorities, it has become apparent that additional time is required to ensure we can return to play in a safe and responsible manner. Our WHL health and safety protocols have been well received by the health authorities but we have several key issues that we will need to reach a resolution on in the coming months.”

It's also been said that the Memorial Cup will be played in June.