NewsPG CougarsSports WHL eyes October 2 for return to play date SHARE ON: Catherine Garrett, staff Wednesday, Jun. 17th, 2020 Cougars netiminder Taylor Gauthier makes one of his 37 saves against Hurricanes forward Oliver Okuliar (Photo supplied by Brett Cullen Photography) There is potentially good news for junior hockey fans as the WHL has targeted October 2nd for a return to action. This is contingent on approval from the provincial government and local health authorities. The league aims to complete a full 68 game season. Following the conclusion of the WHL Annual General Meeting, the WHL has announced Return to Play Protocol for 2020-21. DETAILS 📰 | https://t.co/cG2nC2xtyl pic.twitter.com/oUTUjvFr8Z — The WHL (@TheWHL) June 17, 2020 The WHL has appointed special task forces in each of the six jurisdictions to work directly with government and health authorities to ensure the health and safety of staff, players and fans. It is also working to determine the level of spectator capacities that will be permitted in each WHL Club arena facility.