DEVILS ARE DONE: AHL Cancels Remainder of 2019-20 Season
The American Hockey League announced this (Monday) morning that the remainder of the 2019-20 season has been cancelled. This ends the Binghamton Devils season. The Devils had 14 regular season games remaining including six home games.
The statement released by the American Hockey League states " 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."
In a statement from the Binghamton Devils the Devils " fully support the decision made by the American Hockey League to cancel the rest of the 2019-20 season. The health and safety of our fans, players, partners and staff are the top priority."
The Devils say they will provide an updated ticketing link for answers to any ticket questions including previously purchased tickets. The AHL's standings as of March 12 are considered final and official.
The AHL suspended play on March 12. At that time through 62 games the Devils were 34-24-4-0 with 72 points. That put them in fourth place in the AHL's North Division, nine points behind Belleville who holds the top spot in the Division. Binghamton was the hottest team in the AHL at the time play was halted. The Devils had won seven straight and were 9-1 in their past ten games.