NHL Players File Actions To Prevent Lockout In Quebec, Alberta
NHL players yesterday filed actions with the labor boards in two Canadian provinces, Quebec and Alberta, seeking rulings that would prevent the Canadiens, Oilers and Flames from locking out players when the CBA expires Saturday night. NHLPA general counsel Don Zavelo said that in Quebec, the players are contending that they cannot be locked out because there is no certified union. In Alberta, the players have filed objections to a lockout vote that the owners have filed to take in that province, Zavelo said. A hearing had been scheduled for today in Alberta, but that hearing was canceled last night.