Little Caesars has signed a deal to be the official pizza delivery company of the National Hockey League as longtime sponsor Pepsi launches a sweepstakes. The partnership between the league and the pizza restaurant begins immediately and runs through the 2020-21 season. Fans will see the Little Caesars brand displayed in a corner in-ice ad position during every game of the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers and 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, as well all exhibition games.
The NHL said Monday that it has reached a tentative deal with its players union for the league to resume its interrupted season. As part of a deal to add four years to its collective bargaining agreement, the league has set August for the start of its playoff-qualifying round. The deal, which still must be approved by the boards of the NHL and the NHL Players Association, sets July 13 for the start of training camps and July 26 for teams to travel to the two “hub cities” of Toronto and Edmonton.
A person with knowledge of the situation said the return-to-play protocols would only go into effect if each side votes to approve the full package of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) extension and return-to-play agreement. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because CBA talks are still ongoing.
Sinclair’s American Sports Network will air live collegiate hockey games from Hockey East, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, ECAC Hockey and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Friday nights on Sinclair TV stations and other ASN broadcast and cable affiliates around the country.