When the COVID-19 pandemic took grips of North America almost everything came to a halt, including professional sports. 

To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, playoffs were put on hold and the start to seasons delayed.

Although the virus is expected to stick around for the foreseeable future, some sports have started up again including the NHL. Training camps got underway on July 13. There were temperature checks, nasal swab tests, masks when appropriate, and plenty of physical distancing when off the ice.

The N-H-L is aiming to have teams in the hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton on July 26th, with the games starting to count on August 1st.

One thing that has remained in place throughout all of this is the spiritual guidance offered by Lorne Korol, chaplain of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose. 

He says with the technology we have available nowadays, he has been busier than ever.

Today on Connections Lorne will share with why he has been so busy and how the pandemic has affected his day to day life, as well as the lives of the athletes he works with.