The Halifax Mooseheads take to the ice in Cape Breton on Friday to kick off their 2020-2021 regular season.
Halifax Moosheads spokesperson Scott MacIntosh says the team has been working closely with the league and Scotiabank Centre, to ensure that players, staff, and spectators follow public health protocols.
"A lot of sanitizing, a lot of social distancing, everything is a little bit different this year," he says. "The league has an extensive, detailed plan on protocols and what to do if a case were to ever arise within the team."
MacIntosh says the club is excited about the start of the season, and says they have a superstar in the making - Zachary L'Heureux who is 16 years old, and previously played in Moncton.
"He's got some toughness to his game, is a goal scorer, and is a lot of fun to watch," he says. "He is being touted as a first round NHL draft next season."
Justin Barron has been named the team's captain, but MacIntosh says he won't be in this week's lineup as he is recovering from a medical procedure.
Game time Friday is 7 p.m. You can catch the game action on News 95.7.