Can Canadian hockey teams travel to USA?

According to a report by Emily Kaplan of ESPN, the NHL has reached an agreement with the Canadian government that will allow for teams to travel across the border between the United States and Canada beginning with the semifinals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Can NHL players cross the border?

The federal government is allowing National Hockey League teams to cross the Canada-U.S. border for the final two rounds of the championship playoffs. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino has issued a “national interest” exemption, allowing NHL hockey players to cross the border with a modified quarantine requirement.

Can the Montreal Canadiens cross the border?

The border will be open next round, at least for the NHL. … NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly has announced that the winner of the Winnipeg Jets / Montréal Canadiens series has received the blessing from the Government of Canada and federal health officials for both teams to cross the border for travel in the series.

Are NHL teams traveling?

Cross-border travel in the NHL has been virtually non-existent since the pandemic hit North America last spring. … Other Canadian professional sports teams have had to relocate to the U.S. to avoid cross-border travel.

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Is Canada going to open the NHL border?

National Hockey League (NHL) teams will be able to travel between the United States to Canada by private jet during the final two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs after a decision by Canada’s Government to issue an exemption for cross-border travel.

Will Canada have a Stanley Cup?

The entire 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs were played in Canada (Toronto and Edmonton) in a bubble. The Third Round will be the first time since then that one of the United States based teams will travel to Canada for a game.

How do NHL players travel?

Charter jets are a common staple of NHL team travel. Every team uses a service. Every Canadian team is partnered with Air Canada. The Avalanche previously used Air Canada but will use Delta this season, a team spokesman confirmed, because of the closed border.

Is Canada allowing hockey fans?

Canadian NHL teams are set for fans to return this season as the league resumes an 82-game schedule and its regular division setup. … “Definitely excited to have the fans back in the building,” Calgary Flames winger Andrew Mangipane said. “And not hearing the fake crowd noise.”

Which hockey teams are in the playoffs 2021?

2021 NHL playoff schedule: First Round

  • MAPLE LEAFS VS. CANADIENS (MTL wins series 4-3)
  • CAPITALS VS. BRUINS (BOS wins series 4-1)
  • PANTHERS VS. LIGHTNING (TB wins series 4-2)
  • HURRICANES VS. PREDATORS (CAR wins series 4-2)
  • AVALANCHE VS. BLUES (COL wins series 4-0)
  • GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS. WILD (VGK wins series 4-3)
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Are the Montreal Canadiens allowed to play in Canada?

By The Athletic Staff

The Canadian government approved a border travel exemption for the final two rounds of the NHL playoffs, immigration minister Marco Mendicino announced Sunday, allowing the North Division champion and its opponent to play a third-round series in their respective home markets.

Will the Golden Knights travel to Canada?

The Golden Knights will travel north of the border for the first time in over a year for Game 3 thanks to the travel agreement between Canada and the NHL. It will also be Montreal’s first game in the states since COVID-19.

Why can NHL play in Canada?

The border restrictions prevented NHL teams from traveling between the U.S. and Canada during a shortened 56-game regular season. The league was limited to inter-division play only, and led to the creation of a North Division made up of the NHL’s seven Canadian-based franchises.

Can the Golden Knights play in Canada?

Friday, June 18, 2021 | 2 a.m. The Golden Knights landed in Montreal on Thursday to become the first U.S.-based team to arrive in Canada since the postseason bubble last year.