TORONTO, Canada—Adult retailers in Canada are reporting that the lack of a hockey season has led to an increase of sales in sex toys, lingerie and other couples-related items.

According to a story published in the Toronto Star, Vinay Morker, owner of the Hush Lingerie and More store, said his shop has seen a 15 percent increase in sales in October, when the National Hockey League would have normally started the regular season.

“When Oilers fans, mostly guys, have to break their routine of seeing every game, they have more time,” Morker told the newspaper. “And there’s nothing better than spending it with your spouse or girlfriend.”

Other store owners echoed Morker’s statement, citing the lack of the national pastime as a possible reason for more interest in all things naughty.