AHL Announces Delayed December Start Date

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On advice of the Return To Play Task Force, the AHL has pushed the start date for the 2020-21 season to no earlier than December 4. This is no guarantee that the season will start on that date, of course. More could change in that time, given how fluid the COVID situation is and the unique geographic and economic concerns of the league.

Here's the release:
American Hockey League President and CEO Scott Howson has announced a revised start date for the 2020-21 AHL season, as approved by the league’s Board of Governors during its 2020 Annual Meeting held today via conference call.

At the recommendation of the AHL’s Return to Play Task Force, the Board of Governors has approved moving the anticipated start of the 2020-21 regular season to December 4, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. The AHL will continue to work with its member clubs to monitor developments and local guidelines in all 31 league cities.

Further details regarding the 2020-21 American Hockey League schedule are still to be determined.