VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - The National Hockey League has announced the cancellation of the 2012 preseason schedule through September 30th.
In a statement on the league’s website, it blames cancellation of the schedule on “the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL.”
Four Vancouver Canucks preseason games have been cancelled.
Vancouver was to play a split-squad home-and-away set with the Calgary Flames on September 24th, a home game with San Jose on September 26th and a road game in Edmonton against the Oilers on the 29th.
The Canucks have offered their season ticket holders a three per-cent rebate credit on their accounts.
This is day four of the current lockout with no official talks scheduled.
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.