NHL Targets New Year's Day to Start Season

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There won't be any more NHL hockey in 2020.

The league and the NHL Players' Association announced Tuesday that they are targeting Jan. 1 for the start of the 2020-21 regular season.

Commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement at the kick off of the NHL draft, which is being held virtually Tuesday and Wednesday.

 A joint release from the league and players' union said estimated timing for the start of training camp will come ``at a later date.''

The league previously stated that Dec. 1 was the target date for beginning the 2020-21 season.

The NBA has said it will not begin its season until January at the earliest.

 

  with files from   (The Canadian Press)