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USHL EYES NOVEMBER 6TH START DATE FOR 2020 SEASON

By Jack Milewski, 08/18/20, 4:45PM CDT

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On Tuesday, the USHL announced their intention to start the 2020 season on November 6th. Due to COVID-19, the 2019-20 season was cut short. The USHL hopes the proposed plan will allow for maximum flexibility to allow teams to play a full 54-game schedule. Below is an excerpt from the USHL release. 

"The United States Hockey League (USHL), the only Tier I junior hockey league in the United States, announced Tuesday that it has targeted Friday, November 6 as the start of the 2020-2021 season. Under the plan, teams will play 54 regular season games between November 6, 2020 and April 24, 2021.

Players are scheduled to arrive in market over a four-week period beginning September 14 with preseason games targeted to begin in mid-October. All activities are designed to take place in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines as well as the League’s Return to Play Protocols which are currently being finalized.

The regular season schedule allows for flexibility for games to be moved to the back of the schedule due to postponements, capacity restrictions, or other factors."

The USHL also announced that they plan to release a schedule in the coming weeks. For more information on the 2020 season and the Fighting Saints, tune into our social media channels.