Early Monday morning, the AHL announced that their Board of Governors has agreed to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 AHL regular season as well as the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. League CEO David Andrews announced in the statement that the AHL has shifted “operational focus has turned toward actively preparing for the 2020-21 season.”
In order to finalize the season, the AHL will sort league standings by points percentage as of March 12, 2020. Player statistics up until that date are considered “final and official” as well. This means the Colorado Eagles finish the season with a 34-18-3-1 record, good enough for second in the Pacific Division behind the Tucson Roadrunners.
Eagles President and General Manager Chris Stewart made the following statement about the decision:
“This is an unparalleled event in the history of the Colorado Eagles. Having been in constant contact with the American Hockey League and the board of governors, I know that this was not a decision that was made lightly. We appreciate the exhaustive options that were explored by the AHL to determine the proper course of action. We hope all of our fans and their families remain healthy and happy during this trying time and we look forward to welcoming all of you back inside the Budweiser Events Center next season.”
The team mentioned that both season ticket holders and those who have purchased single-game seats for any affected games during the 2019-20 regular season can go to ColoradoEagles.com/seasoncancellation for information about getting a refund.