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BCHL suspends playoffs due to COVID-19 pandemic

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March 12, 2020 - 5:23 PM

The B.C. Hockey League has suspended this season's playoff games in a response to the coronavirus.

A spokesperson with BCHL confirmed with iNFOnews.ca the remaining playoff games have been suspended.

The league was due to start the second round of playoffs March 13.

The announcement comes hours after the NHL confirmed the 2019-20 season has been suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CHL has also suspended games until further notice impacting teams in the WHL including the Kamloops Blazers and Kelowna Rockets.

The 17 team BCHL includes the Vernon Vipers, Penticton Vees, Salmon Arm Silverbacks and the West Kelowna Warriors.

The Vipers, the Vees and the Silverbacks had all made it into round two of the playoffs, while the Warriors were defeated in the first round.

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