Today, the NHL made this announcement:
The @NHL pauses 2019-20 season. https://t.co/WMePei4clH pic.twitter.com/W5Hqmk3kX7— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 12, 2020
This news will affect the AHL, ECHL and likely the SPHL, which feeds players into the ECHL, as well.
I have been told to expect that there will be an AHL conference call this afternoon.#AHL— PATRICK WILLIAMS (@pwilliamsNHL) March 12, 2020
There were 10 NHL games scheduled for this evening, including a Maple Leafs home game. Five more games were set for tomorrow, and teams may have travelled for those games already.
In the AHL, no games were scheduled today, but 10 are set for tomorrow, including a Marlies game in Hershey, PA. In the ECHL only one game was to be played today, with 12 tomorrow. The Growlers are on a road trip that was scheduled to start in Michigan tomorrow and swing back to Brampton.
The NCAA’s current position is that they will play their playoff games without fans, however some parts of the NCAA system are cancelling tournaments today, so this will change.
The USHL has suspended play with no end date.
The WHL, OHL and QMJHL have not yet announced any plans to cancel, postpone or to play with no fans, beyond the two Washington State teams in the WHL who are required to have no large crowds.
#CHL President Dan MacKenzie and the three regional league Commissioners David Branch, Gilles Courteau, and Ron Robison are meeting today to evaluate next steps for the league and teams in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Further updates will be provided at the appropriate time. pic.twitter.com/8jNGleUWcz— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) March 12, 2020
When we have more details on ticket policies, other cancellations or what this all means, we’ll be here.
More details on the NHL suspending play. No travel allowed. No meeting. No paractices. However, it’s a rapidly changing environment. For now it’s go home, go home and stay home until further notice.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 12, 2020
Update: The AHL has suspended play.
ECHL (conference call) met this afternoon to decide how to proceed in wake of coronavirus pandemic and are expected to follow suit of NHL and "pause season."— Telegram Sports (@TelySports) March 12, 2020
AHL and CHL (major junior hockey) doing the same.
The Canadian Hockey League has suspended/paused its season.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 12, 2020
All NCAA games are cancelled, not suspended, including the Frozen Four.