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ECHL delaying start to the 2020-2021 season

The anticipated start date is Dec. 4 for a full 72-game schedule. The season was originally scheduled to start Oct. 16.

TOLEDO, Ohio — The ECHL Board of Governors has approved a revised start date for the 2020-21 ECHL Season. The anticipated start date is Dec. 4 for a full 72-game schedule. The season was originally scheduled to start Oct. 16.

“We are eager to return to hockey, but at this time we believe this decision is prudent for the safety of our Players, Employees and Fans,” said ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin. 

“The ECHL and our Board of Governors are focused on the 2020-21 Season and remain optimistic for the safe reopening of our venues across the continent. We appreciate our partners and fans continued support and patience, as we work together with our venues, local health officials and the members of the PHPA's Executive Committee towards the safe return of ECHL hockey.”

The ECHL 2020-21 Season was originally scheduled to start October 16, 2020. Adjustments to the 2020-21 ECHL Schedule will be announced at a later date.