Spokane Chiefs

Brandon Reller of the Spokane Chiefs maintains control of the puck against Olen Zellweger of the Everett Silvertips during a WHL game at the Spokane Arena on Oct. 6, 2019. (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)

The Spokane Chiefs' and Western Hockey League's 2019-20 season and all hockey activity is on pause until further notice.

"The Canadian Hockey League and its three regional leagues the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Western Hockey League, take the health and safety of our players, fans, volunteers, staff, and general public very seriously," the CHL said in a statement. CHL President Dan MacKenzie with Commissioners David Branch, Gilles Courteau, and Ron Robison have been monitoring the situation in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) including what local, provincial, and federal health agencies have recommended. Following consultation with medical professionals and meetings today among the CHL Executive Council, and regional league Board of Governors, the CHL announces that the balance of the 2019-20 season and all hockey activity shall be paused immediately until further notice."

The Spokane Chiefs have just four regular-season games remaining, having booked a spot in the 2020 WHL Playoffs.