Manitoba Moose, rest of AHL done for the season
The American Hockey League officially pulled the plug on the 2019-20 season.
That means the Manitoba Moose won’t be back on the ice until at least the fall.
The league hasn’t seen any action since March 11 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer David Andrews said in today’s statement:
“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 cancellation of the rest of the season means the Moose finish with a 27-33-1 record. They were highly unlikely to make the playoffs even had the season been able to resume.
Anyone who has tickets to any of the six games left on the Moose schedule will be contacted by the team to discuss refund and credit options.