NHL, Players Announce Training Camp Opening Date

We now have an official start date for hockey to resume their practicing.

The National Hockey League released a statement Wednesday announcing when Phase 3 of the restart of the 2019-2020 season will begin, and teams will be able to start a formal training camp session.

"The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that formal training camps (Phase 3) for the 24 teams resuming play will open on Friday, July 10, provided that medical and safety conditions allow and the parties have reached an overall agreement on resuming play. The length of training camp and, therefore, the start date for formal resumption of play (Phase 4) will be determined at a future date."

The league has been shut down since March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently teams are in Phase 2, allowing players to work out in small groups at the teams' facilities.

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