K-Wings done as East Coast Hockey League cancels remainder of the season

Posted at 9:31 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 23:55:46-04

PRINCETON, New Jersey — The East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) canceled the rest of the 2019-20 season amid concerns for players, staff, and audience health.

The Kalamazoo K-Wings, who play in the ECHL, told FOX 17 of the cancelation Saturday night.

"The decision by the ECHL to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 Season does not come lightly, as this is an emotional time for our Players, Coaches, Member Teams, Fans and Staff. At this point in the Season, there has been immense dedication and countless hours committed in moving towards what is traditionally the most exciting part of the hockey year." The statement read.

The measures are strictly precautionary at this time and no mention of anyone having contracted the virus was made. The league is looking forward to getting back to hockey as usual soon.

"While we are hopeful that this period ceases and an opportunity to return to normalcy for the hockey calendar presents itself, in the interim, we ask all Fans, Players, Coaches, Officials, and Staff to continue to abide by the measures put in place by their local authorities and follow precautionary protocols for their safety, as we will begin preparations for the 2020-21 ECHL Hockey Season."