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.