Remainder of Norfolk Admirals 2019-20 season canceled

Posted at 11:00 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 23:00:41-04

NORFOLK, Va. - The Norfolk Admirals season has officially come to an end after the ECHL Board of Governors approved the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 season on Saturday.

"The decision by the ECHL to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 Season does not come lightly, as this is an emotional time for our players, coaches, member teams, fans and staff," ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin said. "At this point in the season, there has been immense dedication and countless hours committed in moving towards what is traditionally the most exciting part of the hockey year.

"With that said however, as each passing day raises additional concerns for the safety of those in the ECHL community and as we take precautionary measures in conjunction with our local authorities across the continent to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it has become apparent that this is the prudent decision. Our game and our product are based on our fans and their ability to cheer on their favorite ECHL team and Players at one of our many facilities around the continent. Without that social environment and game atmosphere, the ECHL simply isn’t the same."