Regina is host to seven teams this Spring and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the players and coaches the city. All games will be played at the Brandt Centre located at Evraz Place – the largest interconnected event complex of its kind in Canada. Here is everything you need to know about the WHL Hockey Hub (or bubble):
What teams are being hosted in Regina?
Hockey teams from the WHL’s Eastern Division include teams from across Saskatchewan and Manitoba including the Regina Pats, Moose Jaw Warriors, Prince Albert Raiders, Saskatoon Blades, Swift Current Broncos, Brandon Wheat Kings, and Winnipeg ICE.
What health and safety protocols are in place?
The WHL’s hub format has been backed up by an impressive and extensive set of protocols reviewed and approved by public health officials in Saskatchewan. For example, WHL players and staff from Saskatchewan and Manitoba based Clubs have undergone self-quarantining and will be required to undergo rigorous, ongoing COVID-19 testing before being permitted to engage in any team activity prior. As the WHL returns to play in the WHL Hub Center in Regina, no spectators will be permitted to enter the Brandt Centre or Co-operators Centre.
Enhanced screening for all WHL players, team staff and officials will also take place on a daily basis, including regular temperature screenings as well as symptom monitoring through the WHL Athlete RMS Mobile Application. Masks must be worn by all WHL players at all times with the exception of when participating on ice for games and practices. WHL coaches will be required to wear masks at all times, including while conducting practice and while behind the bench during games.
How to Watch:
The WHL’s East Division will play a 24-game Regular Schedule commencing on Friday, March 12 to April 28. The full schedule can be found here
There are two options for WHL fans to watch the games. Through the newly-launched WHL Live on CHL TV. More details available by visiting watch.CHL.ca or through AccessNow TV. For more details, visit: www.myaccess.ca/accessnow/tv-shows/accessnowsports