The NHL has announced that it will start its season on March 6, with the games starting on March 8.
That is about an hour earlier than expected.
It was also announced on Monday that the league will not begin the season with a special night in Winnipeg.
Instead, the NHL will be playing its regular season games at a new home, in Vancouver, for the first time since 2006.
The NHL was forced to change its schedule because of the pandemic.
That meant that the team with the most regular-season games would start its schedule with three games, and that teams that played only one game in the previous season would start with two.
The league announced on Thursday that it would begin the regular season on Thursday, March 7.
The new date was also delayed by a week due to a series of weather delays and power outages in Winnipeg, including a power outage that caused the NHL to suspend the game on Thursday.
The regular season is scheduled to begin March 12, the first day of the NHL lockout.
The lockout has been a major headache for the league, which has struggled to sell out games at all.
It’s unclear whether the NHL could resume play on March 12.