With the World Cup and the Olympics looming, the NHL has been under increasing pressure to act on climate change.
And while some teams have been reluctant to go beyond what they’ve done so far, the league is taking a more aggressive approach, and the NHL is doing it in the name of hockey.
The NHL, like all sports, has been affected by climate change, and with a record-breaking season, the League is making the most of the opportunity.
It has set a goal to halve the number of new cases of the disease by the end of 2020.
“I think our league has made the right choice to do what we can to take a hard look at how we can reduce the spread of the virus,” said Joe Colangelo, president of hockey operations.
For the first time in a while, teams are participating in the League’s Global Health Challenge, which offers a chance for them to demonstrate how they’re taking the steps necessary to be more environmentally responsible.
The Challenge includes three-day camps in the United States and Canada, where players can work with the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization to help improve their health and how they play the game.
It’s a chance to work with doctors, scientists and researchers to find ways to reduce exposure to the virus.
“I want to go into the Challenge thinking I’m doing what’s right for the game,” said forward Logan Couture, who was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the NHL draft.
Couture, 22, said he hopes the Challenge will help other players get their feet wet with the NHL and the League as a whole.
“For us to be able to play with the best players in the world, and to get to the World Series in the process, I think it’s really exciting to see what we’re capable of doing,” Couture said.
“We can show them that we are capable of getting to the Cup.”
The Challenge will run for three days.
The first will be Thursday, where the league and teams will work together to build a plan to reduce the number and severity of new Zika cases.
The next day, the players will be given a series of questions about how they can play better to prepare them for the next day.
On Friday, players will gather for a team-building event at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Then, on Saturday, the next team will meet up for a two-day camp at the Ice Arena in Hartford, Conn.
Both camps will include a training camp on Sunday, where teams will be briefed on how to reduce their exposure to Zika and what they can do to prevent it.
“As a whole, we’re all going to have to work really hard,” said Couture.
“To do it together, we have to be on the same page.
We have to talk about what we do, what we don’t do and what we want to change.
We want to make sure we can come out on top of it.”
On Sunday, the teams will get together for a one-day skate at the ice arena.
But there will be one catch.
The teams will have to wear masks.
In the meantime, the rest of the world is watching, waiting and watching.
On Sunday at the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Pittsburgh Penguins are celebrating their 50th anniversary.
They’re playing in their final game in their new arena, which opened in 2016.
Former Penguins captain and Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux, who retired last year, was the first one to take his helmet off.
A fan in the stands, wearing a mask, yelled at Lemieau and said, “Hey, you’ve got to take your mask off.
The World Cup is coming.”
Lemieux replied, “It’s not a big deal, I’m sure.”
“There’s no doubt that I think he was right,” said Penguins president and CEO Joe Dumas.
“I think that if you look at the Penguins, they’re trying to be proactive.
I think that it’s a great idea.
We’re going to go ahead and wear masks and go to the rink, and we’re going do a good job of doing that.”
Lemiesque has taken his helmet and is wearing it again.
After Lemieus’ last game, the Penguins made a bold statement to the world.
They asked for the fans to take their masks off, to wear them and for the Penguins to take responsibility for how they treat the people in the building.
To this day, Lemieuses words to the crowd are one of the most memorable quotes from the season.
“We’re going into the game expecting a lot,” Lemieuas said, as the crowd chanted his name.
“And we’ve got a lot of work to do.
I’m confident we’ll be successful.” For Lem