Discussion in 'All other USA Amateur, USHL, NAHL, USNTDP etc.' started by JMCx4, Mar 12, 2020.
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USPHL (all levels) and Eastern Hockey League are done. WSHL is finished. USA Hockey Nationals are cancelled.
Interesting perspectives from inside the USHL's decision process ... The Athletic: As the NHL hit pause, junior hockey leagues scrambled to respond to COVID-19
NA3HL interrupts its post-season ... NA3HL pauses Fraser Cup Playoff games due to COVID-19
Any word on combines or prospect camps? Are they cancelled with the seasons?
The IIHF U18 World Championship, which was to be held here in Plymouth for the first time, has also been cancelled. I had tickets for some of the games.
Oddly, there is no news regarding any of the cancellations on the NTDP website yet, nor have we season ticket holders been notified of anything officially from the box office yet. I did run into one of the billets today at the store, though, and she told me the players were sent back to Plymouth from Omaha after they already traveled there, and have since been sent home for the remainder of the season. So, the NTDP U17 and U18 seasons are over.
It feels really odd to "Like" any posts on this far-ranging topic, but I hope the sentiment is understood by all.
The rest of the NA3HL season is completely cancelled as of today. NAHL still remains just paused.
Got the email last night that NAHL combines are postponed.
Heard from some parents that they are back on, even though web site says still postponed?
Yes, they sent out an email a few days ago with re-scheduled dates for those who were registered. July 1-2 in Attleboro, 2-3 in Detroit.
I want things back as much as anyone, just very curious how leagues will accomplish these events for the players with social distancing. I realize spectators are optional.
I would guess there is hope that if "business opens" early May-ish, then other restrictions gradually relax to the point where some degree of relaxation on social distancing happens too by July? Players could do some drills, classes, tours even with distancing. Actual games might take another level - full transparent shields maybe instead of cages, no spitting, additional bottle safeguards?
They're also offering a virtual scouting package as a combine alternative.
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