American Hockey League cancels rest of season, playoffs

American Hockey League cancels rest of season, playoffs
Posted at 12:10 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 13:10:52-04

The American Hockey League has canceled the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

That means the Calder Cup will not be handed out for the first time since 1936.

President and CEO David Andrews announced Monday that the league "has determined that the resumption and completion of the 2019-20 season is not feasible in light of current conditions."

The AHL's Board of Governors made that determination in a conference call Friday.

The 84th season for the NHL's top minor league was suspended March 12 with 209 games remaining.

The AHL hopes to return next season.

One possibility is that no fans would be allowed in arenas.

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