The National Women’s Hockey League season will be limited to a two-week stretch and played in a bubble in Lake Placid, New York, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
The league’s sixth season will be from Jan. 23 to Feb. 5. Each of the six teams will play each other once, followed by a playoff round with the top four advancing to Isobel Cup semifinals, followed by a one-game final.
The games will be played without the presence of fans at the Herb Brooks Arena, which hosted hockey competition at the 1980 Winter Games.
The league decided upon a constricted schedule because of the uncertainties and safety concerns raised by the coronavirus pandemic. Another issue is the restrictions on cross-border travel into Canada.
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