While there is a whole lot of speculation as to when and how hockey will be played in Canada, we got some clues from the British Columbia Premier and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
When being asked about Vancouver being a “hub city” finalist in the NHL’s return to play plan, Dr. Henry said the following;
“We have been very clear, and the premier has been very clear that we’re not bending the rules in any way that would put what we have achieved here in B.C. at risk,” she says.
While Henry says she loves hockey, she says it’s not enough to give anyone coming here from other countries’ special treatment.
Reporter Liza Yuzda for News 1130 in Victoria B.C. had this exchange with Dr. Henry;
Q would BC allow @NHL staff/players from out of country to be exempt from 14 day isolation?
A Henry – excited about the prospect of hockey but not bending the rules or anything that would undo hard work that’s been done here in BC – hasn’t seen plan yet
No special treatment for NHL players? I wonder what the policy will be for junior players?
British Columbia Premier John Horgan said;
“But we want to make sure that the rules are the same for everybody. That’s a Canadian tenant and I think all provinces will agree with that,”
Don’t shoot the messenger.