The NHL announced this afternoon that it is suspending the remainder of the regular season over coronavirus concerns.
The NBA already announced this week that it is suspending its season over the virus outbreak.
Dan MacKenzie, president of the Canadian Hockey League, and three regional league commissioners — David Branch, commissioner of the OHL, Gilles Courteau, president of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Ron Robison, commissioner of the Western Hockey League — met today to consider next steps in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All three leagues are pressing pause on the 2019-2020 season until further notice. The Sudbury Wolves game tonight in Peterborough is cancelled for now.
Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that it is suspending spring training and delaying the opening day of the season by two weeks.
The National Basketball League of Canada also announced today that it is suspending the season effective immediately and will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation.
"As a result of the suspension of the season by the National Basketball League of Canada, both Sudbury Five home games scheduled for this weekend against the Halifax Hurricanes and St. John’s Edge will no longer take place. Fans who purchased single game tickets for these two games through the Sudbury Arena Box Office with a credit card or online at greatersudbury.ca/tickets will be automatically refunded and will not need to come into the box office.
"If you purchased by credit card, you will see this return on your card in 5 to 14 business days. Fans who purchased their tickets with debit or cash can visit the Sudbury Arena Box Office next week in order to receive their refunds, you must present your ticket to the game(s) to receive the refund.
"The Sudbury Five, in conjunction with the National Basketball League of Canada, will continue to monitor this COVID-19 situation at this time and are committed to the health and safety of our players, officials, fans, staff and general public. For updates and further communication, follow the Five at thefive.ca and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram."