KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City could be in danger of losing another NHL preseason game because of a lockout. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman plans to lock out the players Saturday night if a new contact is not reached.
The New York Rangers and Colorado Avalanche are scheduled to play on Oct. 6 at Sprint Center. Kansas City lost the 2004 NHL preseason game between Nashville and Florida at Kemper Arena because of a lockout. No decision has been made on next month’s game in Kansas City.
Paul McGannon from the local NHL 21 group says the NHL preseason game next month in Kansas City is on pace for a sellout. McGannon said more than 7,000 tickets have been sold. He’s hopeful that a new collective bargaining agreement will help Kansas City became a permanent member of the NHL.
McGannon said no matter what happens, he’s looking forward to the College Hockey Icebreaker tournament. That event will feature Notre Dame, Army, Maine and Nebraska-Omaha on Oct. 12-13 at Sprint Center. The game will be televised on the NBC Sports Network.
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