AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE CANCELS REMAINDER OF 2019-20 SEASON
Monday | May 11, 2020
DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Wild, in conjunction with the American Hockey League (AHL), announced today 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,” AHL President and Chief Executive Officer David Andrews said. “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.
For fans with tickets to unplayed games, an Iowa Wild Representative will reach out within five (5) business days to discuss credit options. For fans that have already chosen a credit option, there is no further action necessary. If you have any questions, please call the Iowa Wild office at 515-564-8700.
Iowa Wild hockey is presented by MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center. For more information, please visit www.iowawild.com.