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Why were N.H.L. games postponed? When will N.H.L. games resume?


The National Hockey League is a major ice league in North America made of 30 member clubs that is 23 in the United States and 7 in Canada. 

The National Hockey League (NHL) was founded on November 26, 1917, in Montreal after its predecessor, the National Hockey Association (NHA) was dissolved after eight years of operation.

The NHL superseded the NHA as one of the leagues contending for the Stanley Cup, an annual interleague playoff tournament.

However, following a succession of league mergers and closures, the NHL was the only league still contending for the Stanley Cup by 1926.

The NHL, which is now based in New York City, is largely viewed as the world’s finest ice hockey league, as well as one of the main sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

Why were N.H.L. games postponed?

According to the official NHL website, the games were cancelled due to COVID-19, the NHL and NHLPA decided to postpone five games remaining on Thursday in order to begin the Christmas break with the conclusion of games.

This brings the total number of games postponed this season to 49.

When will N.H.L. games resume?

According to the amended timetable, the days of December 22, 23, 24, and 25 will be off for all reasons, including travel.

Players will report to their teams on Sunday, which will be utilised solely for testing, practise, and/or travel. When the crew returns from the Christmas break, no member of the travelling party may access the facility (other than for testing purposes) until they receive a negative test result. Any practice on Sunday must start after 2 p.m. local time.

The NHL announced new guidelines for clubs and players on Saturday, and the regular-season schedule is being reviewed and revised.

The NHL is likely to resume within the next several days whiles the process of reviewing and revising the regular-season schedule continues.

Dickson Ofori Siaw
Dickson Ofori Siaw
Editor at – Dickson Ofori Siaw is a blunt writer who loves to make his readers see "the other perspectives of a news story". Follow me on Twitter @kwadwo_dost

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