Saskatoon, SK – The Saskatoon Blades understand and support the WHL and CHL’s decision to conclude the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season, and remain hopeful towards competing in the playoffs at a later date.
“With regard to the cancellation of the regular season, my first thoughts go out to the 20-year-olds from our league who won’t have a chance to say goodbye after long careers and meaningful service to our league and their communities,” said Blades GM Colin Priestner. “It’s not the way anyone wants to end their WHL careers. Given the pandemic sweeping the globe, there is really no other option at this point, and hockey and sports in general are on the back burner while the health of our planet is at risk. As much as we hoped to conclude our regular season, it is just not realistic for us to do so. At this point, we are thankful to have been able to play the vast majority of our regular season games to a near conclusion, with only two home games being cancelled.”
The health and safety of our players, staff, and community remain the Blades’ number one priority, and we are taking every necessary precaution to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
“These are unchartered waters for all of us and we will get through them together and come out stronger,” added Priestner. “As soon as we have more information to share regarding the playoffs we will do so, and we want to wish everyone and their families the best through these tough times. “
The Blades remain in continuous contact with medical professionals in Saskatchewan, along with the WHL and CHL, and hope to provide more clarity to our fans soon.
Season ticket members, ticket buyers, and stakeholders are encouraged to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions. We thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support through these unprecedented circumstances.