This is the 2019-20 North American Hockey League season. This is the league's 35th season under this name and its 44th dating back to its founding as the Great Lakes Junior Hockey League in 1975 when the Michigan Junior Hockey League and the Wolverine Junior A Hockey League merged.
Suspension of PlayEdit
The league would announce it was suspending play as of March 12, 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
On March 17th the league would announce that it was cancelling the playoffs as well
On February 28, 2019 the announced the addition of two separate expansion teams that are schedule to join the league for the 2019-20 season, the Albuquerque based New Mexico Ice Wolves and the Lewiston, Maine based Maine Nordiques.
On June 3, 2019 the league's Board of Governors announced approval of the relocation of the Brookings Blizzard to St. Cloud, Minnesota for the 2019-20 season. The team will be renamed the St. Cloud Blizzard and will be based out of the Dave Torey Arena in the St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex.
On October 15, 2019 the league announced the addition of a team to be based in Wichita Falls, Texas for the 2020-21 season.On November 26, 2019 the league announced the team would be named the Wichita Falls Warriors.
On February 28, 2020 the Topeka Pilots were announced as relocating to Kansas City area and on May 6th announced the team would assume the Kansas City Scouts name. The team plans on playing at the Kansas City Ice Center in Shawnee, Kansas for the 2020-21 season pending the completion of a new arena.
On May 6, 2020 the league announced that effective immediately the St. Cloud Blizzard would be renamed the St. Cloud Norsemen. The team cited a lack of time to change the team identity for the 2019-20 season.
|St. Cloud Blizzard||52||10||37||4||1||130||240||25|
|Fairbanks Ice Dogs||52||38||11||1||2||197||111||79|
|Kenai River Brown Bears||52||27||19||3||3||197||182||60|
|Springfield Jr. Blues||54||16||34||2||2||133||206||36|
|New Jersey Titans||52||38||13||0||1||240||172||77|
|Maryland Black Bears||52||20||25||7||0||157||166||47|
|Lone Star Brahmas||53||42||9||1||1||190||81||86|
|Corpus Christi IceRays||53||16||30||3||4||102||156||39|
|New Mexico Ice Wolves||52||13||34||2||3||105||190||31|
Robertson Cup PlayoffsEdit
The top four teams in each division qualify for the playoffs. The division semifinals and division finals are best-of-five. The four division winning teams advance to the Robertson Cup and will be seeded 1-4 based on regular season standings and paired off 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 in best of three semifinal series with the two series winners meeting in a single game championship.
- ↑ http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=29235
- ↑ https://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/nahl-announces-cancelation-of-2019-20-season-robertson-cup-playoffs-due-to-covid-19/n-5611476
- ↑ http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=26279
- ↑ http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=26277
- ↑ http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=27061
- ↑ http://www.nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=27723
- ↑ http://www.nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=28162
- ↑ http://www.nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=29100
- ↑ http://www.nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=29519
- ↑ http://www.nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=29502
- ↑ http://www.nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=29523