The Montreal Canadiens will be able to play their home games at the Bell Center this winter.
The club and the Quebec public health department have both confirmed the information to Press, Monday morning.
“The five provinces concerned and the Public Health Agency of Canada have made recommendations to the NHL teams for the resumption of their activities and for the conduct of the 2021 season. We have accepted their revised protocol. We agree with the start of the training camp which took place on Sunday and the return to play in mid-January, if all goes well, ”said a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Social Services of Quebec.
The Canadian will start his road season Jan. 13 in Toronto. The first home game is scheduled for Jan. 28, against the Calgary Flames.
The meetings in Montreal will first be presented behind closed doors, without spectators. In an interview at Press, this fall, the president and owner of the Canadiens, Geoff Molson, had indicated his wish to be able to accommodate up to 4,000 spectators per game later this spring. For the moment, major gatherings in the red zone remain prohibited.