Scottish Restrictions Set to Allow Fan’s Return

Dundee's hopes of fighting their way into the play-offs were dashed (PHOTO: Derek Black)

Scottish ice hockey fans raise a pint or two this weekend (socially distanced of course) you can watch games live again! 

Following an announcement from Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon the rules will be changing once again.

From the 24th of January restrictions will be eased allowing spectators back into indoor games across all sports.

The comes just a week after the Government announced a deal giving ice hockey £350,000 in support.

This doesn’t seem much for teams who have lost thousands already.

The Glasgow Clan were hit hard by the restrictions which Managing Director Gareth Chalmers saying his club were left ‘Scrambling around’ under.

Chalmers previously said the restrictions meant the loss of hundreds of thousands in revenue for the side.

Fans had mixed reactions to their solution to this issue with many losing some trust in the side.

Hopefully with their return imminent those same fans will come back into the fold.

None of the three Scottish Elite League teams have released a statement regarding the rule changes as of the time of writing this.

It will be a welcome return to hopefully normal proceedings for them though.

Another massive factor will be the increase in revenue for all three sides who have lost a lot financially.

Fan’s aren’t so sure about the timing of this move by their Government though, with one asking why the start day was a Monday.

Most sports games play over the weekend meaning the clubs would lose more revenue.

Others were very happy, saying:

With all the Scottish ice hockey sides in action over the course of the end of January the players and fans will be gearing up for a return to action.

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