The National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) recently announced their plans for their sixth season of operation to accommodate for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The league has delayed the start of their season from October 2020 to January of 2021, but are sticking with a full season of 20 games for each team.

The plan includes the regular Isobel Cup Playoffs, expected to be wrapped up by the end of March, as well as the annual All-Star Game following the conclusion of the playoffs.

It's encouraging that the league is finding a way to play given the current circumstances and we think it's great to have a professional women's hockey season right now despite everything going on.

The NWHL also formed a COVID-19 Safety Committee to set forth a plan for a safe and strategic return-to-play plan in the hopes that the league's season is conducted as successfully as possible.

To read the league's full release and announcement, click here!