ECHL Cancels Remainder of the 2019-20 Season

ECHL Cancels Remainder of the 2019-20 Season

Mar 14, 2020

PRINCETON, NJ -  On Saturday, the ECHL Board of Governors approved the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 Season.

A statement from ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin:

The decision by the ECHL to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 Season does not come lightly, as this is an emotional time for our Players, Coaches, Member Teams, Fans and Staff. At this point in the Season, there has been immense dedication and countless hours committed in moving towards what is traditionally the most exciting part of the hockey year.

With that said however, as each passing day raises additional concerns for the safety of those in the ECHL community and as we take precautionary measures in conjunction with our local authorities across the continent to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it has become apparent that this is the prudent decision. Our game and our product are based on our Fans and their ability to cheer on their favorite ECHL team and Players at one of our many facilities around the continent. Without that social environment and game atmosphere, the ECHL simply isn’t the same.

On behalf of the ECHL and our Board of Governors, we appreciate the Professional Hockey Players’ Association for their assistance during this unprecedented time and working as partners in hockey to reach this decision for the best interest of the ECHL and its Players. This decision allows our Players the opportunity to return to their homes and removes the uncertainty that currently exists.

While we are hopeful that this period ceases and an opportunity to return to normalcy for the hockey calendar presents itself, in the interim, we ask all Fans, Players, Coaches, Officials, and Staff to continue to abide by the measures put in place by their local authorities and follow precautionary protocols for their safety, as we will begin preparations for the 2020-21 ECHL Hockey Season.

With the announcement of the ECHL canceling the remainder of the 2019-20 season, the Indy Fuel will be working with season-ticket, and ticket plan holders on appropriate action for affected games, while single-game buyers will receive a refund through their point of purchase. The club will be communicating with season ticket holders, partners and other affected parties with additional information soon.

 

The health and safety of fans and players are of the utmost importance to the Indy Fuel organization. The Fuel and the ECHL have been closely monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to be in contact with the State of Indiana Department of Health to monitor for Coronavirus. This is an entirely new and fluid situation that has developed amongst the sports world, so we greatly appreciate your patience as we work through it all. We look forward to having you back at an Indy Fuel game next season.

 

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