Structural framework approved for AHL season to begin February 5

Posted at 4:30 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 16:30:28-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — With the National Hockey League set to return to play January 13 the American Hockey League may not be far behind.

American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Howson released the following statement regarding the league’s 2020-21 season:

“The American Hockey League Board of Governors has approved the structural framework for an AHL season that will begin on February 5, 2021.

“Details are still being worked out, but this step allows our teams and their National Hockey League partners to better determine their plans for the coming season. We look forward to dropping the puck on Feb. 5.”

In June the Rochester Americans announced their general manager, head coach, and two assistant coaches had been let go.

New Buffalo Sabres General Manager Kevyn Adams announced Seth Appert as the team's new head coach in August.