This is the 2019-20 ECHL season. This is the league's 32nd season.
Suspension of Play
The league release the following statement on March 12, 2020:
"As the on-going developments regarding COVID-19 in North America continue and precautionary measures ensue to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the ECHL has suspended the 2019-20 Season for the safety of our Fans, Players and Employees.
The ECHL and its Member Teams continue to work with national and local health officials and local governance to monitor the situation. In the interim, we encourage those in the ECHL community to take precautions and stay safe during this time.
On the evening of March 14th the league would become the first North American professional league to officially cancel the remainder of the season.
- The Manchester Monarchs ceased operations after four seasons in the league following the 2015 AHL/ECHL franchise swap that was part of the creation of the AHL's Pacific Division. The Monarchs' owners had put the team up for sale during their final season, but failed to find new owners and the franchise was terminated by the league.
Standings as of ceasing of play March 12th.
|South Carolina Stingrays||62||44||14||3||1||216||147||92||.742|
|Greenville Swamp Rabbits||64||29||30||4||1||210||226||63||.492|
|Orlando Solar Bears||62||27||29||5||1||170||180||60||.484|
|Fort Wayne Komets||62||31||23||6||2||218||220||70||.565|
|Rapid City Rush||60||29||25||5||1||181||200||64||.533|
|Kansas City Mavericks||61||24||32||4||1||167||217||53||.434|
2020 Kelly Cup Playoffs
At the end of the regular season the top four teams in each division qualifies for the 2020 Kelly Cup playoffs and be seeded one through four based on highest point total earned in the season. Then the first two rounds of the playoffs are held within the division with the first seed facing the fourth seed and the second seed facing the third. The division champions then play each other in a conference championship. The Kelly Cup finals pits the Eastern Conference champion against the Western Conference champion. All four rounds are a best-of-seven format.
- Monarchs pull the plug on professional hockey in Manchester. New Hampshire Union Leader (May 15, 2019).
- MANCHESTER MEMBERSHIP TERMINATED (May 20, 2019).
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