The Colorado Eagles are extremely excited to welcome the AHL’s return to play and the opportunity to kick off a brand new season of Eagles hockey in Northern Colorado. However, due to state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 we will not be able to host fans at the Budweiser Events Center for the start of the 2020-21 season. We will continue to work closely with area health officials to determine a time when we can safely invite our incredible fans to join us in the stands to root on the team. We will also work to ensure that our season ticket holders have priority access to tickets when they do become available. Additional details regarding the 2020-21 season and schedule will continue to be released in the days and weeks to come. We thank you for your continued support of the Colorado Eagles and we can’t wait to be reunited with you at the BEC as soon as is safely possible. Until then….GAME ON!
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Howson announced today that the 2020-21 season will include 28 teams when it gets underway on February 5.
The AHL will operate in five divisions this season. Further details, including schedule formats and playoffs, are still to be determined.
Four teams have been granted provisional relocations for the 2020-21 season: the Binghamton Devils will play in Newark, N.J.; the Ontario Reign will play in El Segundo, Calif.; the Providence Bruins will play in Marlborough, Mass.; and the San Diego Gulls will play in Irvine, Calif.
The Charlotte Checkers, Milwaukee Admirals and Springfield Thunderbirds have elected to opt out of play for the 2020-21 season. All three teams will return to play in 2021-22.
In operation since 1936, the AHL serves as the top development league for all 31 National Hockey League teams. Nearly 90 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame spent time in the AHL in their careers.