AHL Moves Start of Season to December 4

Posted July 30, 2020

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The AHL has announced that the start of the 2020-21 season will be delayed until December 4, 2020. In a statement, the league said they “will continue to work with its member clubs to monitor developments and local guidelines in all 31 league cities.”

Further details for the season are still being developed.

Following the NHL’s return to play, they are tentatively scheduled to start the 2020-21 season days before the AHL on December 1, 2020.

With the AHL taking cues from the NHL, the start date might change again if the NHL does the same.

“We continue to receive direction from the AHL’s Return to Play Task Force, and we will share additional information on the Bears upcoming season when available.” The Hershey Bears said in a statement. “We will always prioritize the health and safety of our team members and fans as we develop our specific return to play plans. Updates regarding the 2020-21 season will be shared via our social media channels and HersheyBears.com.”