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OHL rules No bodychecking will be allowed in upcoming 2020-21 season

The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) will not have bodychecking for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s minister of sport, confirmed the decision on Friday afternoon.

She said that removing purposeful physical contact from the game was a necessary step to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The OHL announced on Thursday that it plans to start a shortened season on February 4, 2021.

MacLeod said the decision was influenced by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, which had several COVID-19 outbreaks on its teams earlier this fall.

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