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Volume 26 No. 174
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Hockey HOF Going To Electronic Vote Due To Coronavirus

The Hockey HOF will hold an “electronic vote via teleconference for its 2020 inductees, ending its traditional paper ballots and in-person board meeting because of the coronavirus pandemic,” according to Kevin McGran of the TORONTO STAR. The 18 members of the voting committee instead will “debate each of the nominees remotely on June 23 and cast their ballots for this year’s class the following day.” That process “could be here to stay” depending on how it goes. The ’20 induction ceremony “is set for Nov. 16, but that too could change given the pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding the NHL’s schedule.” Meanwhile, the HOF has been closed during the shutdown and HOF President & CEO Jeff Denomme said that staffers “in the stores selling merchandise and selling tickets for admission ... have been laid off but 38 employees remain” (TORONTO STAR, 5/20).