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CHL cancels playoffs, Memorial Cup

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The 2019-20 Canadian Hockey League playoffs and the Memorial Cup have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the CHL announced Monday.

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Western Hockey League, and the Ontario Hockey League play under the CHL umbrella. The winner of each league's playoffs and the team from the host city then compete in a four-way tournament for the Memorial Cup. This year's event was scheduled to be held from May 22-31 in Kelowna, British Columbia.

The QMJHL season was canceled on March 17. The OHL and WHL both followed suit the next day.

The Memorial Cup's cancelation means there won't be a major junior champion for the first time in 102 years, per TSN's Bob McKenzie.

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