The America Hockey League is canceling the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
The Board of Governors voted to cancel the rest of the season, as well as the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs.
The AHL released the following statement Monday via Twitter:
“After a lengthy review process, the American Hockey League has determined that the resumption and completion of the 2019-20 season is not feasible in light of current conditions.
The League’s operational focus has turned toward actively preparing for the 2020-21 season.
We are very grateful to the National Hockey League and its teams for their support and leadership in navigating through the challenges face over the past two months.
The AHL continues to place paramount important on the health and safety of our players, officials staff and fans and all of their families, and we all look forward to returning to our arenas in 2020-21."
The AHL Board of Governors has voted to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 AHL regular season and the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.
— AHL (@TheAHL) May 11, 2020
The league suspended play on March 12, and the standings, determined by points percentage, are considered final. League awards for the season will be based on these official standings.
The Utica Comets will be reaching out to ticket holders starting Monday to discuss available options.
— Utica Comets (@UticaComets) May 11, 2020