AHL announces cancellation of 2019-20 seasonBy: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: May 11th 2020
American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer David Andrews announced today that the league’s 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:
“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 faced over the past two months. The AHL continues to place paramount importance 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’s standings – sorted by points percentage – and statistics as of March 12, 2020, are considered final and official, and will serve as the basis for determining league awards for the 2019-20 season.
Fans who have tickets to the remaining six games on the Manitoba Moose home schedule will receive direct correspondence from the team regarding the status of their account, and options for the resulting account credit.
The Moose would like to thank their fans for their support during the 2019-20 season as well as for their patience and understanding as we all navigate through these challenging times.