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OHL makes schedule change because of Solar Eclipse

Published April 3, 2024 at 3:55 PM

The Ontario Hockey League made an official schedule change because of the upcoming Solar Eclipse, on April 8th.

With all the risks involved with a total solar eclipse, institutions around the world are taking precautions to avoid any danger on that day, and hockey leagues are doing the same thing.

The OHL decided to reschedule two potential games, the sixth and seventh in the series between the Kitchener Rangers and the Erie Otters, if necessary.

OHL reshecule two games betwee nthe Kitchener Rangers and the Erie Otters because of the upcoming solar eclipse

If the round between the Otters and the Rangers must be decided with a sixth or seventh game, they will be played on April 9th and 10th.

Here's the official statement from the League:

"The Ontario Hockey League today announced two scheduling changes affecting potential sixth and seventh games between the Kitchener Rangers and Erie Otters should their ongoing first round playoff series require them as necessary.

In an effort to avoid logistical challenges affecting travel presented by the upcoming total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8th, the League has announced that potential Games 6 and 7 of the series will be re-assigned from their originally scheduled dates of Monday, April 8th and Tuesday, April 9th to the following dates:

Game 6, if necessary, is rescheduled for Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00pm in Erie
Game 7, if necessary, is rescheduled for Wednesday, April 10th at 8:00pm in Kitchener"

More to come.

Source: Blade of Steel - League announces scheduling changes due to Solar Eclipse
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