The Detroit Red Wings have announced that the COVID-19 vaccine won’t be a requirement in order to purchase tickets and attend games at Joe Louis Arena this season. A scan across the 10 rinks that the Red Wings will play games during the first two months 2021-22 NHL is showing mixed message. Teams are appearing to be splitting about 50-50 in terms of whether the COVID-19 jab will be a requirement.
Along with LCA, Nationwide Arena, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington’s Capital One Arena don’t have vaccine restrictions. Neither do American Airlines Arena in Dallas, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and Gila River Arena Arizona.
If you’re intending to go and watch the Wings, there’s five rinks where the COVID jab is mandatory. These are including Montreal’s Bell Centre, Chicago’s United Center, Boston’s TD Garden or Buffalo’s Key Bank Center. Without vaccination proof, you’re not getting inside.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory simply for entrance into Canada. Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi has chosen to forego vaccination. That means he won’t have permission to be suiting up for the Red Wings when they play at Montreal on October 23 and November 2.
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Colorado: Avs broadcaster and former NHL forward Peter McNab announcing that he is undergoing treatment for cancer.