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Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog lifts the Stanley Cup with NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday in Tampa, Florida. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

The Latest in COVID and Sports:
As NHL Finishes Season, Commissioner Struck by COVID

The COVID-19 outbreak and its resulting variants from delta to omicron has forced two years of cancellations, postponements and adjustments for the sports-event industry. Events have come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a daily look […]

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How the AHL has Survived COVID: Scott Howson on Leading the League Through the Pandemic

Scott Howson was named president of the American Hockey League in February 2020 with plans for a short transition period before assuming control ahead of the 2020–2021 season. Obviously the sports landscape, along with the world landscape, looks a lot different now than it did a little more than two years ago. Howson worked during […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2022

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 16 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2022. Alabama A&M Event Center Huntsville, Alabama OPENING: […]

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Henderson, Nevada, Approves Bonds for New Arena

The Vegas Golden Knights‘ new AHL affiliate in nearby Henderson, Nevada, got one step closer to having its own facility when the Henderson City Council voted to approve $60 million in bonds for a new 6,000-seat multipurpose venue in the city. The vote approved the funding for construction, with approval for the construction itself to […]

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AHL Awards Expansion Franchise to Palm Springs

The American Hockey League’s Board of Governors awarded an expansion franchise to the upcoming NHL Seattle expansion franchise, with the Oak View Group placing the team in Palm Springs, California. The AHL’s 32nd team will be the primary development affiliate of NHL Seattle and will play at a new arena on the Agua Caliente Indian […]

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Arena in Palm Springs Would Host AHL Hockey

A new, privately financed arena that would host an expansion American Hockey League team as well as many other sports and entertainment events has been proposed in downtown Palm Springs, California, as part of an agreement between the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, a federally recognized Indian Tribe, and Oak View Group, a global […]

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