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OHL says plans on opening training camps Nov. 15

Still plans on starting season on Dec. 1
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Guelph Storm forward Alexey Toropchenko celebrates his winning shootout goal against the Mississaug Steelheads Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at the Sleeman Centre. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday

The Ontario Hockey League plans on opening training camps on Sunday, Nov. 15, as it works toward a season start date of Dec. 1.

The league announced Thursday that it is still working with "government and health agencies to plan the safe return of OHL action while also finalizing outstanding issues such as safe attendance at venues and cross-border travel for teams."

The league has not yet addressed the issue of revenue if fans aren't allowed in the stands or are only allowed in small numbers. It has not said whether the season depends on having fans in the seats.

Exhibition play will commence on the weekends of Nov. 20 to Nov. 22 and Nov. 27 to Nov. 29.

Other notable dates for the 2020-21 season include a Febr. 10, 2021, trade deadline, the conclusion of the Regular Season on April 29 and the 2021 OHL playoffs  taking place from May 2 to June 14.

The 2021 Memorial Cup is scheduled for June 17 to June 27 and will be hosted by either the Oshawa Generals or the Soo Greyhounds.

The 2021 OHL Priority Selection is scheduled for Saturday, May 8.



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