Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Literally All Hockey Games In Quebec Are Cancelled Until January

Let's hope it's only until January...

Staff Writer
Literally All Hockey Games In Quebec Are Cancelled Until January

With the Omicron variant running amok in our province, hockey's governing body in the province, Hockey Québec, has made the difficult decision to cancel all hockey games in Quebec — professional and amateur — until January 9.

According to a press release, "The members of Hockey Québec's board of directors have decided to temporarily suspend league games as of today, until January 9, 2022, inclusive. Practices will still be allowed."

"Hockey Québec wishes, with this decision, to participate in the collective effort to curb the spread of the virus, while allowing our youth to stay active."

Not even our beloved Montreal Canadiens could escape Omicron and its consequences. Three players — Mike Hoffman, Artturi Lehkonen and Laurent Dauphin — are under the NHL's COVID-19 protocol after showing symptoms.

The team announced over the weekend that all its activities, including team training and all games, have been cancelled or postponed through December 26.

The NHL had already made the decision on December 20 to postpone all cross-border games until the health situation gets under control, as well as to postpone all games and activities for the next five days.

The league and its players have been ravaged by COVID-19 since the Omicron variant was first detected. Like the outside world, the NHL updated its health regulations to meet the challenge and help mitigate the spread of the variant.

Some games in the United States, however, will carry on as scheduled since health regulations in some states aren't as expansive as Canada's.

This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.