Sold? Abbotsford and Vancouver Canucks prepare for first home games

The Canucks are ready to sell their first AHL home game and expect the same for the NHL opener.

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After not being able to sit in the stands watching regular season pro hockey in BC for more than 560 days, it’s clear fans in Vancouver and Abbotsford are excited to break that streak.

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The Abbotsford Canucks will make their home debut Friday night at the Abbotsford Center, hosting the Henderson Silver Knights. The Baby Canucks played three road games in California to open the season, going 1-1-1.

With capacity still capped at 50 percent across the province (Fraser East will remain below the 50 percent cap when the rest of the province reaches full capacity next week), tickets for the game are sold out, Postmedia confirmed. . (The Canuckes never put more than 50 percent of Abbotsford Center’s inventory up for sale.)

It’s less clear whether Tuesday’s NHL home opener at Rogers Arena against the Minnesota Wild will sell out. While one source said there is only one luxury suite left to sell for the game, a Thursday night review on the Ticketmaster website reveals that hundreds of regular tickets in the stands are still available.

If the Canucks sold Tuesday’s game, that would go against the national trend, as none of the Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Senators, Flames, Jets or Oilers were able to sell their first home games last week.

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