The Abbotsford Canucks home games against the Tucson Roadrunners scheduled for Wednesday (Dec. 22) and Thursday (Dec. 23) will not be occurring this week.
The American Hockey League made the announcement on Monday (Dec. 20) that the games will be rescheduled due to league COVID-19 protocols and related travel concerns.
A rescheduled date for the games has not yet been announced, but tickets for the games will remain valid and can be used for the new dates.
The sports world has been hit hard in recent weeks by the omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, with a number of games across all sports being postponed. The issues have been exacerbated by the issue of border crossing, as all travellers into Canada must take a COVID-19 test at their arrival airport.
A positive test could create further travel headaches, as the individual would have to quarantine for 14 days before leaving or entering Canada.
Vancouver Canucks game scheduled for Dec. 18, 19, 21 and 23 were also all postponed last week.
The Abbotsford Canucks were scheduled to head to Winnipeg to face the Manitoba Moose on Dec. 30 and 31, but that could change based on the state of the pandemic.
The next home game is set for Jan. 5 against the Bakersfield Condors.