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AHL cancels remainder of season, playoffs due to COVID-19 concerns

League will not award Calder Cup for first time since 1936; Texas finishes with 61 points in 62 games

by Press Release @TheAHL / American Hockey League

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer David Andrews announced today that the league's Board of Governors has voted to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 AHL regular season and the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis:

"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 AHL's standings -- sorted by points percentage -- and statistics as of March 12, 2020, are considered final and official, and will serve as the basis for determining league awards for the 2019-20 season.

The Texas Stars, the Dallas Stars' top development affiliate, finish their season with 61 points in 62 games -- sixth in the Central Division.

Photo: Andy Nietupski / Texas Stars

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