NHL: Kraken vs Jets game postponed due to extreme weather

NHL: Kraken vs Jets game postponed due to extreme weather
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NHL officially postponed tomorrow's Kraken vs Jets game until May 1 due to extreme weather conditions in Winnipeg. Because of the delay it will be Seattle's team final game of the season.

Press release:

Tomorrow night’s game between the Seattle Kraken and Winnipeg Jets at Canada Life Centre has been postponed due to expected extreme weather conditions in Winnipeg beginning later today. The game has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 1, at 1 p.m. CT. The decision to postpone the game at this time was made in order to minimize the potential disruption to the regular-season schedule in the event the severe weather that is expected to hit the Winnipeg area were not only to force cancellation of tomorrow night’s game, but also prevents timely and necessary post-game travel, including, specifically, the Jets’ ability to travel for their game in Florida on Friday, April 15.

Spring storm in southern Manitoba will cause up to 19 inches (50 cm) of snow by Friday morning. It is recommended to postpone non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

It is safe to say, that in the future even more sports events might be cancelled or postponed due to extreme weather conditions caused by the climate change. Heatwaves, thunderstorms, blizzards, floodings and other natural disasters could lead to massive losses for the sports events organizers.

Read More on Winter Storm in Canada here.