MOSCOW, 9 November. /Offset. TASS Andrei Kartashov/. The national hockey League (NHL) and international ice hockey Federation (IIHF) in advance to discuss participation League players in the Olympic games in 2022, it could happen in January. About TASS said the President of the IIHF Rene Fasel.
Fasel and NHL Commissioner Gary Betmen was found during the delivered match of the regular championship of NHL “Baffalo” – “Tampa” (2:3), which was held on Friday in Stockholm.
“We had an informal chat, during which we, in particular, discussed the possibility of performances by NHL players in the Olympics in 2022. I think in the near future, maybe in January, will hold the formal meeting, ‘ said Fazel. – After all, it is necessary that all was ready – the leagues, clubs and national teams. It is necessary to know in advance whether NHL players at the Olympics or not.”
Olympics with NHL players took place from 1998 to 2014, during the Olympic games, the NHL was forced to interrupt the regular season for a period of two to three weeks. The League refused to suspend the championship during the Olympics in 2018 in South Korea’s Pyeongchang. The winner of the men’s hockey tournament Games in 2018 were the Russians.
Winter Olympics 2022 will be held in Beijing from 4 to 20 February.