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OHL expands spectator capacity as province relaxes rules

The league’s 17 Ontario-based facilities will be welcoming 100 per cent capacity, fully vaccinated crowds beginning Saturday, Oct. 9
2021-03-12 Sadlon Arena RB 1
Sadlon Arena is located on Bayview Drive in south-end Barrie.

The Ontario Hockey League today announced that following the Government of Ontario’s expansion of spectator capacity limits at indoor sporting venues, the League’s 17 Ontario-based facilities will be welcoming 100 percent capacity, fully vaccinated crowds beginning Saturday, Oct. 9.

“We are grateful for the continued work and leadership of our government and public health officials led by Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Sport Lisa MacLeod and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kieran Moore,” said OHL Commissioner David Branch. “Yesterday’s launch to our 2021-22 Regular Season was an incredible night for everyone, and more fans being safely permitted to enter OHL facilities across the province only adds to that excitement we’re all feeling."

Tonight’s schedule features seven contests after the season got underway in North Bay, Barrie and Windsor on Thursday. Saturday’s OHL schedule includes an additional seven games. 

“The health and safety of our players, staff, officials, fans, billets and communities is paramount," Branch added. "We’re very excited to welcome OHL fans back for what’s sure to be a great season."

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