The American Hockey League (AHL) and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) have paused their 2019-20 seasons amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The news comes a few hours after the NHL “temporarily suspended” the 2019-20 season due to the ongoing pandemic.
The AHL released a statement and will “continue to monitor developments”.
The Washington Capitals’ AHL affiliate, Hershey Bears released a follow-up statement this evening:
The CHL also issued a statement:
Some Capitals’ prospects play in the CHL. The London Knights, prospect Connor McMichael’s team, supported today’s decision:
Because of the health threat, major sports leagues have suspended their respective seasons: NBA, NHL, MLB, and MLS. The NCAA canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships.
By Della Young