QMJHL Postpones Season Play for Two Divisions

QMJHL Season

The QMJHL season has been postponed in both the East and West Divisions until October 28th.

QMJHL Season Postponed Until October 28th

Half of the QMJHL’s Quebec-based teams have are currently in red zones, which has lead the league to the decision to postpone play for two of its three divisions. Along with the East and West Divisions, the Moncton Wildcats of the Maritimes division have had their play postponed as well. Moncton is in an orange zone, and local authorities decided to postpone all sporting events. This means that the only active teams are currently: the Halifax Mooseheads, the Charlottetown Islanders, the Saint John Sea Dogs, the Acadie-Bathurst Titans, and the Cape Breton Eagles. Even though these teams have not had their play postponed, Charlottetown has had their Sunday game postponed and Saint John has had their Friday game postponed as well. Saint John currently sits atop the league’s standings with a 1-1-1 record.

This move makes sense for the league. They are prioritizing the safety of their players. Quebec has reached about 89,000 total COVID-19 cases. They lead the next closest province by close to 30,000 cases. Even with the postponement, student-athletes will be allowed to continue to practice in their facilities.

How This Affects the Players

While play is being postponed, this should not have too large of an affect on players. Teams typically play about two games per week, so they would be missing about six games total. Missing six of the 68 games played in the full season will not be a very devastating loss to players. The real damage that could be done is if the league has to postpone more games in the future.

Main Photo:

Embed from Getty Images