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The Canadian Hockey League has postponed the 2022 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game due to COVID-19 concerns.
The game was originally scheduled to be held Feb. 2 at Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, home of the Ontario Hockey League's Rangers.
The CHL said in a statement Friday that a new date for the game will be announced at a later time.
The announcement comes as complications due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant has led to the postponement of several OHL games. The league has postponed 57 games so far this season, though some of those dates have since been rescheduled.
The CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is a showcase of NHL draft-eligible talent from the OHL, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League — the three major junior hockey leagues operating under the CHL umbrella.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2021.