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Itching to Get Back on the Ice

Updated: May 11


For today's Sports edition of Covid-19 Conversations we are glad to bring you an update from the Rochester Americans as Rob Minter, Vice President of Business Operations Joins us to talk about how the Amerks are handling the COVID-19 Crisis. Minter also stresses the important connection the Americans have with the community and cannot wait to celebrate this community's strength, when it is safe to do so.



With so many questions in the air about the immediate future we ask everyone to continue to follow social distancing guidelines to keep everyone safe, this is an ever-changing situation so stay up-to-date with all your local information. As always with our COVID-19 Conversations if you are sitting at home looking for things to do to help the people trying to make the community run as smoothly and as "normal" as normal can be right now, go listen to any other COVID-19 Conversation at 891thepoint.com to give back to our community that gives us so much.


American's fans still looking for more can click either picture for more information on how the Amerks have responded to the COVID-19 Crisis or to read team updates as well as find out how you can support the businesses supporting the Amerks during the COVID-19 Crisis. Also below is a link to the official message from the American Hockey League and Pegula Sports and Entertainment(the Owners of the Americans)

UPDATE:

May 11, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ________________________________________ AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE CANCELS REMAINDER OF 2019-20 SEASON, 2020 CALDER CUP PLAYOFFS ________________________________________ (Rochester, NY) – American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer David Andrews announced today that the league’s Board of Governors has voted to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 AHL regular season and the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis:

“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.” The AHL’s standings – sorted by points percentage – and statistics as of March 12, 2020, are considered final and official, and will serve as the basis for determining league awards for the 2019-20 season.

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Click the image below to see how this affects the Americans.

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