Report: Islanders cancel trip to China

Newsday is reporting the New York Islanders have canceled

their plans to spend part of training camp in China.

The Islanders were supposed to visit owner Charles Wang’s native

country from Sept. 14-23. Wang has established several initiatives

to promote the game in China.

But the trip was canceled primarily due to a procedural

disagreement with the players’ association, according to a story

posted on Newsday’s website on Monday.

Islanders general manager Garth Snow tells the newspaper the

team is working on an alternative training camp schedule.

The NHL is trying to make the league and sport of hockey more

prominent on the world stage. It has opened the past three regular

seasons with games throughout Europe.