Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Canucks to open arena for Stanley Cup away games

Hockey fans will have a place to gather and watch the Vancouver Canucks during the Stanley Cup run, even when the team is out of town.

Canucks Sport and Entertainment head Victor de Bonis says Rogers Arena will be opened during away games, allowing fans to watch the action on the huge screen above centre ice.

De Bonis says the plan will work as long as there are no conflicts with events already scheduled for the downtown Vancouver arena.

Story continues below advertisement

As President's Trophy winners, the Canucks automatically have home ice advantage and will host games one and two of the Stanley Cup final.

Dates for the games will be set after the Eastern Conference battle between the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning is decided - with Boston leading the series three games to two, heading into game six Wednesday night.

Vancouver will vie for the Cup for only the third time in the team's 40-year history, thanks to a double-overtime goal on Tuesday from defenceman Kevin Bieksa, eliminating the San Jose Sharks with a 3-2 victory in Game 5. (CKNW)

Report an error
Comments are closed

We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.