12 Alberta front-line workers to be in the stands for Game 1 of Edmonton Oilers playoffs

Alberta Health has provided an exemption for a small number of special fans to be in the stands for Game 1 of the NHL playoff series between the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney made the announcement during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

“Alberta Health has approved an exemption for 12 of Alberta’s front-line healthcare workers to attend Game 1 of the Oilers, Jets playoff series, watch the Oilers beat the Jets and to stand when the anthem is sung by Rob Clarke tonight at Rogers Place.”

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With COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting any indoor gatherings, it was expected there would be no fans in the crowd when the two teams kicked off the first round of playoffs.

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“This is just a small token of Alberta’s appreciation for the tireless work protecting Albertans over these very difficult 15 months from all of our healthcare workers.”

The puck drops Wednesday night at 7 p.m., but the action starts on 630 CHED at 5 p.m. with an extended Faceoff Show.

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