ECHL Announces Initial Schedule For 2020-21 Season

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The ECHL announced on Thursday the schedule of games from Dec. 11, 2020-Jan. 14, 2021 for the 13 teams who are participating in a 72-game schedule for the 2020-21 season.

Ten teams will be in action on Dec. 11 with Florida hosting Jacksonville, Indy entertaining Kansas City, Rapid City welcoming Utah, South Carolina taking on Greenville and Tulsa hosting Wichita. 

Saturday, Dec. 12 sees two teams open their home schedule with Jacksonville hosting Greenville and Wheeling taking on Indy.

Four teams will take their home ice for the first time on Friday, Dec. 16 with Allen hosting Rapid City, Greenville welcoming Florida, Kansas City taking on Indy and Utah hosting Tulsa.

Wichita hosts its first home game on Saturday, Dec. 17 against Kansas City while Orlando will open its home season on Tuesday, Dec. 29 against Jacksonville.

The third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League, the ECHL averaged 4,327 fans per game in 2019-20, marking the 16th consecutive season and the 28th time in the last 30 years that the ECHL has averaged over 4,000 fans.

The ECHL regular season will conclude on June 6, 2021. A schedule for games from January 15-June 6, 2021 will be announced at a later date.

Under the split-season scenario, League standings will be based on winning percentage during the regular season. The post-season format will be based on the eligible competing teams in the regular season and will be announced at a later date.

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Atlantic Hockey has announced that the 2020-21 season will officially begin on the weekend of November 13-14, 2020. The schedule features a minimum of 24 games and allows for up to 28 games for our member institutions. The season concludes with the Atlantic Hockey Tournament, which will include all 11 teams and be played over three weekends culminating with a return to Buffalo’s LECOM HarborCenter. 

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The Reading Royals Have Unfinished Business In The ECHL For 2020-21

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Unfinished business.

ECHL Confirms Start Date For 2020-21 Season

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The ECHL, in conjunction with the Professional Hockey Players’ Association, announced today that the 2020-21 Season will commence on December 11, 2020 under a split-season format.

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The last 20 years have seen the ECHL become an important developmental stop for young goaltenders carving their paths to the NHL.

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