QMJHL plans to begin 2020-21 season on Oct. 1
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Another one of the CHL's member leagues is aiming to restart play in early October.

After discussing the matter with provincial governments and public health agencies, the QMJHL said Friday it hopes to begin its next season on Oct. 1, 2020. In Quebec, games will be played without fans in attendance, while talks are ongoing regarding the teams in the Maritime provinces.

The league contains clubs based in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

Training camps will begin Aug. 30, with a maximum of 34 players per team. The league plans to hold a 60-game regular season, featuring only inter-divisional play between squads broken into three six-team groups. They will determine the playoff format in December.

The QMJHL canceled the rest of its regular season and its 2019-20 playoffs in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, as did the OHL and WHL.

The WHL said in June that it's aiming to resume play on Oct. 2. The OHL announced last week that it is pushing back the 2020-21 start until Dec. 1.

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