The National Hockey League Thursday confirmed the cancellation of its regular-season schedule through January 14th. The latest announcement came six days after the league revealed it had filed a class action complaint in federal court, just hours after the NHL got wind that its Players' Association would ask its executive board to proceed with a vote to decertify the union in order to proceed with class action and antitrust lawsuits.
No further talks between the factions have occurred since a second go around with federal mediators failed last week. The total number of contests lost to the lockout that started September 16th has swelled to 625, more than half of all games originally planned.
In minor league hockey, tonight in the ECHL, Kalamazoo takes on the Ft. Wayne Komets at Wings Stadium