Not unexpectedly, the National Hockey League has cancelled all preseason games through September 30, 2012 as well as delaying the Kraft Hockeyville game in Belleville, Ontario until 2013. Here is the official release from the NHL...
NHL announces cancellation of preseason schedule through Sept. 30
NEW YORK – The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012 preseason schedule through Sept. 30. In addition, the 2012 Kraft Hockeyville preseason game, scheduled for Oct. 3 in Belleville, Ontario, has been postponed to 2013.
The cancellation of the schedule was necessary because of the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL.
While the Kraft Hockeyville game has been postponed, many of the scheduled celebrations in the winning community of Stirling-Rawdon, Ontario, will proceed as planned beginning on Sept. 30.
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