The Canadien’s season is not in jeopardy

Crédit: La Presse

Despite the extension of the lockdown and the imposition of a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. from next Saturday until February 8, these new measures will not affect the Canadiens’ season. Indeed, the Canadiens’ games (even those at the Bell Centre) will still be able to be played. On the other hand, games will be played without fans, of course.

Professional hockey players are exempt from the new restrictions due to the strict protocols of the league and the fact that players must be tested regularly. Questioned about this inconsistency by journalist Sébastien Bovet, Prime Minister François Legault answered the following: « I think that Quebecers want to have hockey games. It’s done in a completely safe way and they can afford it ».

Tricolore fans must have breathed a sigh of relief when they heard the words of Mr. Legault! The Montreal Canadiens’ regular season starts on January 13th against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The first home game will take place on January 28th against the Calgary Flames.

In addition, the Laval Rocket, the CH farm club, will also be playing at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens’ management had originally planned to have them play at Place Bell in Laval, but they have since changed their plans.

translated by Michel-Alexandre Broekaert

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