Winnipeg Jets not permitting fans for home games until at least Jan. 11

Winnipeg Jets players celebrate the win over the Edmonton Oilers during overtime NHL Stanley Cup playoff action in Edmonton on Friday, May 21, 2021. (Jason Franson/CP)

Amid the recent order from the Manitoba government to limit large gatherings, the Winnipeg Jets will not permit fans to attend home games until at least Jan. 11.

The Jets had their game on Wednesday against the Chicago Blackhawks postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Winnipeg’s home game against the Minnesota Wild was also called off after the league postponed games until Dec. 28.

Manitoba health officials reported eight new COVID-19 related deaths and 2,154 cases for a three-day period since Christmas Eve. Under the province’s new restrictions on large gatherings, the Jets would have only been allowed to have 250 people in attendance at their next two home games.

The Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers currently are allowed to play in front of 50 per cent capacity. The Montreal Canadiens currently could not play in front of any fans after a recent change by the Quebec government.

None of the American NHL teams have any current capacity limits.


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