Shreveport Mudbugs’ Regular Season Has Been Cancelled
Today, the NAHL announced that their remaining regular season games have been cancelled.
It's the news that all Shreveport Mudbugs fans have been dreading. Effective immediately, the 2019-2020 regular season has been cancelled. The 'Bugs were on quite a tear as of late, and looked to finish the season strong ahead of the playoffs.
This news is sad to say the very least, but at this point, it's simply the right thing to do amid our nation's battle against COVID-19.
The good news, at least for the time being, is that the NAHL appears to be holding out hope that the playoffs can still take place. I've been told by the Mudbugs organization that the league will make that final determination later this month.
Here's the full announcement from the NAHL:
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that all remaining 2019-20 regular season games have been canceled effective immediately due to the International medical emergency caused by COVID-19 and pandemic.The NAHL’s regular season was scheduled to end on Sunday, April 4th.Statement from NAHL Commissioner Mark Frankenfeld:“We understand that this is a very difficult time for our hockey community and we are working on all options in order to conclude the season with a Robertson Cup Championship. We are actively and continuously monitoring a very challenging and fluid environment in order make the right decision everyone involved.”