The board of governors ratified the tentative agreement reached Sunday between the NHL and NHLPA, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed Wednesday. The 30 governors on hand for the league’s board of governors meeting voted unanimously to pass, completing one half of ratification. The deal becomes official when the players vote, which is expected to be completed by Friday or Saturday.

Training camps are tentatively slated to open Sunday with a 48-game regular season scheduled to open Jan. 19.