Apr 03, 2017
By Michael Kramer
Players of the National Hockey League will not be going to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The decision was announced by the league this afternoon.
The NHL says the matter is “officially closed” – and no meaningful dialogue had materialized in talks with the N-H-L Players’ Association, the International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation.
N-H-L players had participated in the previous five Winter Olympic Games – dating back to 1998.
The league says it will now turn its attention to finalizing the schedule for next season.