The NHL has banned the use of its banfield facility in Pet Sematary, the largest indoor hockey training facility in the NHL.
The banfield is located on the northeast side of the NHL stadium and the teams use it as a training area.
The league said Thursday that the banfield had been inspected twice by the league’s Performance and Safety Board, which is made up of two members from the league and the NHL Players Association.
The board also conducted an audit of the facility in June, and found “a variety of deficiencies” in its operation.
The league said the audit was “preliminary and did not uncover any major deficiencies in the facility or any specific instances of safety violations.”
The league and NHLPA have not issued a statement about the ban.
The NHLPA said in a statement that the owners of the banfields have informed the league that they intend to appeal the league, citing a provision in the collective bargaining agreement that gives them 30 days to appeal a decision.
The banfield, which opened in the spring of 2016, is a privately funded facility that has been used for years as a hockey training center for NHL players.
The owners of both the banfiers and the owners who run the NHLPA-operated facility declined to comment.