Hockey is temporarily off the table.
Here in Canada, we take a few things very seriously, that includes but is not limited to; Hockey and Coffee. And as you’ve all may or may not heard, but both of these Canadian staples are being rocked by C-19 Virus that has erupted across the globe. The National Hockey League (NHL) has officially released a statement regarding their LIVE games and the attendees who were planning on visiting.
The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer, on the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Without question, this is an unprecedented period of difficulty for the sports world. The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Hockey Canada.
After much consultation with the Hockey Canada membership, our chief medical officer and public health officials, the Hockey Canada Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities, including our national championships, until further notice, effective Friday, March 13, 2020.
We recognize the tremendous effort that has been put forth all year by individuals across the country as they participate in Canada’s game. Although it is difficult to process the hockey season ending abruptly, we feel this is the best course of action in order to do our part in keeping our country safe.”
COVID-19 has caused cancellations far beyond hockey.
So as you can guess, Canada is currently in an upwind about our National Sports being canceled outright for the year due to this outbreak. Hockey fans across Canada have announced their distaste as they exclaim their selfish reasonings as to why the season should continue. Hockey is not the only sport taking this safety stance against the C-19 Virus. Rugby, Curling, the CFL, and minor leagues are also canceling outright. Schools across Canada are canceling their own sports as well, in which schools are remaining open.
In the midst of all of this mayhem, there is one thing to be said that is true. No matter the situation, Canadians will always want their coffee. In all of the stores closing and preventions in place, Tim Hortons is also taking their own preventative actions as they close their dining rooms across Canada. Only allowing drive-thrus to remain open during this time.
So as you leave to grab your morning coffee, before whatever important matter you have to leave your home for… Wash your hands, take some Lysol wipes with you and wipe down your most used surfaces including your debit card and wallet/purse. Be safe, from all of us here at DVS Gaming.