Ken­ney backs bid from Oil­ers

Calgary Herald - - CITY+REGION -

Premier Ja­son Ken­ney said he has writ­ten a letter to NHL com­mis­sioner Gary Bettman ex­press­ing his support for the Edmonton Oil­ers’ bid to host NHL games this sum­mer.

Pre­vi­ously, the premier was non­com­mit­tal about an idea to host NHL games without fans in Edmonton.

But after sev­eral months of data show­ing the num­bers of COVID -19 cases are low in Edmonton, he ap­pears to be warming to the idea.

Ken­ney said the Rogers Cen­tre is ideally suited for au­di­ence-free games, with a ho­tel at­tached to the arena where play­ers could stay.

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