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Hockey Hall postpones November induction ceremony

Hockey Hall of Fame chairman Lanny McDonald said the most likely scenario is to postpone the ceremony to November 2021, either by waiving the 2021 election or combining the 2020 and 2021 classes.

Chairman Lanny McDonald says virtual ceremony ruled out

Former Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla was among six people, including Marian Hossa, Kim St-Pierre, Ken Holland, Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson, revealed as the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2020 in June. (Jeff McIntosh/The Associated Press)

The Hockey Hall of Fame has postponed its 2020 induction ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place Nov. 16 in Toronto.

The 2020 class of forward Jarome Iginla, winger Marian Hossa, defencemen Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson, Canadian women's goaltender Kim St. Pierre and longtime general manager Ken Holland was announced by the Hockey Hall of Fame in June.

In a release Monday, the hall said rescheduling plans for the induction celebration will be addressed at its board of directors meeting on Oct. 29.

Hockey Hall of Fame chairman Lanny McDonald said the most likely scenario is to postpone the ceremony to November 2021, either by waiving the 2021 election or combining the 2020 and 2021 classes.

McDonald said the hall has ruled out a virtual induction ceremony.

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