After canceling the remainder of the 2020 season back in March due to COVID-19, the North American Hockey League has released a plan for the upcoming season.
Right now, the League plans to play a full 60-game season, with the NAHL Showcase starting in September. The news gives teams like Odessa Jackalopes some excitement and hope after the cancelation of last season.
“I think the cancelation of the season by the North American Hockey League was a little bit disappointing in terms of the Jackalopes because we were playing some of our best hockey,” said director of broadcast and media relations, Jason Ruff.
The Jackalopes and their home at the Ector County Coliseum are already preparing for a season in the midst of COVID-19. Ruff said groups will be spread out to maintain social distancing, concession stand staff with wear gloves and masks and their will be Plexiglas separating concession stands from fans. He said the team will probably follow guidelines set by the NHL to keep players and coaches safe.
Right now, the Jackalopes are preparing for pre-draft camps in Wisconsin and the NAHL draft next month.
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