An Update For Our Valued Readers: Impact of COVID-19

As a member of The Hockey News family, I first want to wish you, your family and friends the very best of health during this COVID-19 virus pandemic.
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Updated June 16, 2020:

Phase 1 of reopening for The Hockey News due to the COVID-19 virus didn't apply because we never stopped producing content for our loyal readers. One would think that with the NHL and hockey around the world pausing on March 12, there would be little hockey to write about, which couldn't have been further from the truth. The Hockey News' office and studio in Toronto closed on March 13, yet the staff continued to generate incredible amounts of content on our website and in our digital issues. The latter resides on our App, which we hope you already have and are using.

With newsstands all but closed and transportation, postage and printing unsure, I decided to pause on printing the physical issue until we reached Phase 2 of the new normal. To reward our loyal print subscribers, I decided to give them free digital versions of Draft Preview and the Inspiration issue and not count them towards their annual print subscription.

As I plan for Phase 2, the next issue coming out June 22 and the one following coming out July 20 will be our final two digital-only issues. All told, we will have produced four digital-only issues from the March 13 to July 20 COVID-19 period. Those four issues are free to our print subscribers as a way to thank you for your continued support and love for The Hockey News. Starting with our September issue, we will be back in print.

This period of time has been unlike anything The Hockey News and our team has been through and the fact you have been so supportive has been incredible. I'm grateful for your loyalty and would like to thank you for being a member of The Hockey News family.

W. Graeme Roustan,
Publisher & Owner


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