CEBL pushes back start of 2021 Season

The Canadian Elite Basketball League announced Wednesday that the league will push back the start of its 14-game 2021 regular season from June 5 to June 24.

The league started that the move is being made out of respect for the gravity of the coronavirus situation in many parts of Canada and in order to play a greater role in lifting up the communities in which its teams play.

“When we announced our regular season schedule in February, we explained that we would be reducing our season from 20 to 14 games and pushing the start of the season from mid-May to early-June with the hope that might enable as many fans as possible to attend games in person,” said Mike Morreale, commissioner and chief executive officer of the CEBL.

“Sports teams make a unique impact on their communities, and CEBL clubs will play an important role in rejuvenating their local markets this summer. To better fill that role and maximize the impact of our return to play we can start the season three weeks later and move some June games into July through a more compact schedule,” Morreale added. “Our staffs in the league office and at the team level have been working toward this season since last August, and the people across Canada who earn income from our teams or from the arenas in which we play rely on us to make every effort to play in our local markets this season. Unfortunately, we cannot push back the end of our season because our players also compete professionally in other top international leagues or the NBA G League beginning at the end of August.”

Hamilton Honey Badgers 2021 Schedule

Saturday June 26 4:00 p.m. Hamilton at Edmonton

Monday June 28 9:30 p.m. Hamilton at Saskatchewan

Thursday July 1 2:00 p.m. at Ottawa TD Place Arena

Saturday July 3 2:00 p.m. Guelph at Hamilton

Monday July 5 7:00 p.m. Guelph at Hamilton

Friday July 9 7:00 p.m. Hamilton at Guelph

Sun., July 11 2:00 p.m. Niagara at Hamilton

Thursday July 15 7:00 p.m. Edmonton at Hamilton

Saturday July 17 7:00 p.m. Hamilton at Niagara

Wednesday July 21 7:00 p.m. Ottawa at Hamilton

Friday July 23 7:00 p.m. Fraser Valley at Hamilton

Tuesday July 27 7:00 p.m. Hamilton at Guelph

Tuesday Aug. 3 7:00 p.m. Hamilton at Niagara

Thursday Aug. 5 7:00 p.m. Niagara at Hamilton

*June 26 and July 3 games will be nationally televised on CBC

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