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Following the suspension of the NBA season last night, it seemed it was only a matter of time before the dominoes fell to hit the AHL. League suspensions or season cancellations poured in this morning, and and following the NHL's lead, the AHL is the latest to announce.
The Texas Stars are in Colorado and are expected to return home and wait for the season to resume, if it does, at a later date.
There have been some ideas floated of cutting the season short and moving directly to playoffs, which would put Texas on the outside looking in. That's the least of the world's worries at the moment.
Stay safe. Wash your hands. Keep your distance. We'll see you around the rink again soon enough.
Here's the official release:
With the health and safety of our players, officials, staff and fans of primary importance, the American Hockey League has announced the suspension of play until further notice, effective immediately, due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.The Stars have added their own note on ticket refunds:
The AHL will continue to monitor developments and will provide updates on the 2019-20 season at the appropriate time.
Season ticketholders with the Stars and group ticket purchasers will have their remaining tickets this season credited to their account for the resumption of the 2019-20 season or applied to tickets in the 2020-21 season. Fans who committed to donations for the upcoming Military Appreciation Weekend will have those donations refunded. Box office credit card purchasers and online purchasers through Ticketmaster can expect to see automatic refunds within the next 7 days. For questions, please contact your Stars ticket representative, call or text (512) GO-STARS (467-8277), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.