The OHL is set to return in less than three months.
This week, they announced plans for training camps to open Sunday, November 15 with exhibition play to happen on the weekends of November 20-22 and November 27-29.
Their plan is still to have a regular season start December 1, but it will be dependent on what kind of crowds they’re allowed.
In a recent release, the OHL says they’re working with the 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 some of their teams.
OHL Commissioner David Branch hinted in August – when the announcement to return was originally made – that fans were necessary for a return to play. He said a bubble style like the NHL did was not a viable option.
If the season goes forward, Oshawa is one of two options for the host city for the Memorial Cup in June.