American Hockey League Cancels Rest of Season
The American Hockey League announced on Monday morning that they have canceled the remainder of the 2019-20 season, including the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs.
This means that the Grand Rapids Griffins' (the Detroit Red Wings top minor league affiliate) season is over as well. The Griffins had 65 points and were in third place in the AHL's Central Division at the time of the league's suspension back in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Here's the official statement from the league:
"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."