Well, it could have been a lot worse.
The North American Hockey League approved the dormancy request of the Springfield Blues and Jamestown Rebels last week. While the Blues' players have already been picked up by other NAHL teams (or simply released), the Rebels have failed in their last ditch effort to save the season. Jamestown players will be dispersed later today.
Both teams’ season was put in jeopardy by state and local political responses to COVID-19.
The Rebels’ owner Ken Dennis has been shopping for alternative locations including both Wisconsin and South Dakota.
With the political temperature of the country only raising in recent weeks, it’s going to be very interesting to see how hockey teams across the continent manage to navigate their way through the season.
Look for the NAHL 2020-21 season schedule to be finalized and announced later this week.
Author: Stephen Heisler
Stephen Heisler has spent a lifetime in the game of hockey. Stephen is also working with individual teams, coaches, and players as a director with Victorious Hockey Company. Stephen, his wife Deysi, and four children reside in Orlando, Florida.
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