The Vancouver Canucks performed their first house sport in entrance of followers in practically 19 months on Sunday.
The staff took on the Winnipeg Jets in its first pre-season house sport of the yr.
“We’re excited to have followers again within the enviornment once more. I believe it was an extended yr final yr not having the help of our followers,” Canucks Normal Supervisor Jim Benning stated at a pre-game press convention.
Below B.C.’s COVID-19 restrictions, Rogers Enviornment is working at 50 per cent capability. The group was made up completely of season ticket holders and their friends.
Benning stated the group stays optimistic that the capability restrict can be lifted earlier than the staff performs its regular-season house opener on Oct. 26.
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“We’re hoping for the beginning of the yr to be again at 100 per cent followers,” he stated, including the group was in common contact with provincial officers.
The staff is anticipated to make an announcement about single-game ticket availability this week.
Indoor sporting occasions are among the many non-essential actions coated by B.C.’s vaccine passport program, which means all attendees might want to present proof of immunization to get in.
Sunday’s sport additionally payed tribute to Indigenous peoples in honour of final week’s first Nationwide Day of Fact and Reconciliation, and included a second of silence for the victims of Canada’s residential faculties.
Earlier Sunday, the Canucks introduced that they had lastly inked contracts with two of the membership’s greatest stars.
Defenceman Quinn Hughes has been signed to a six-year deal, whereas ahead Elias Pettersson signed on to a three-year contract.
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