AHL Announces New Start Date of February 5th

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The American Hockey League (AHL) announced Wednesday afternoon that the new start date for the 2020-21 season in now February 5.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO Scott Howson has announced that the league’s Board of Governors has approved moving the anticipated start date of the 2020-21 season to February 5, 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.

The AHL continues 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 season are still to be determined.

In operation since 1936, the AHL serves as the top development league for all 31 National Hockey League teams. Nearly 90 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame spent time in the AHL in their careers.

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2 Responses to AHL Announces New Start Date of February 5th

  1. hockeydruid says:

    OHL 2/3, AHL 2/5 my guess NHL !/11. I hope that because of not wanting to play until July that they will play every other day and do away with the back-to-back games. Also hope that they do not limit it to just east vs east and west vs west. rather than making 4 or 5 trips to the west lets do it in 2 long trips. And do those long trips at the beginning of th eseason as I think everyone wants to see division rivals play the last month or 2. Makes for better games, more interest in the standings and most of all better tv.

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