ASHL cancels remainder of Winter ’19/20 season

📆 May 25th, 2020

TORONTO, ONT. — Canlan Ice Sports announced today that the remainder of the ASHL Winter ’19/20 season has been cancelled as it continues to comply with health and government regulations.

Canlan Ice Sports’ President and CEO, Joey St-Aubin indicated that this was a decision that was not taken lightly.

After a lengthy review process within the organization, we determined that the resumption of the Winter ’19/20 season was no longer feasible. We felt that the combination of current circumstances as well as the gap between games required us to come to this difficult decision.

As our communities start to see some encouraging signs in the fight against COVID-19, we look forward to implementing our return-to-play strategy to welcome ASHL players back to the ice in a safe environment for the Summer season,” St-Aubin said.

For teams with remaining guaranteed regular season and playoff games for the Winter ’19/20 season, credits will be issued that can be used towards registration for a future ASHL season. Please refer to Additional Information section below for frequently asked questions and contact information.

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What is a guaranteed game?
Each ASHL division has a preset number of guaranteed games each season. Guaranteed games include a minimum number of regular season games (e.g. 20), and for divisions that include playoffs, a minimum number of playoff games (e.g. 2).

How is the credit determined?
Each team’s credit is determined by calculating the dollar value of each game based on their team fee, and subsequently multiplying that by the number of remaining guaranteed games a team has yet to play. In the event the team still has an outstanding balance on their team fee, that balance will be deducted from any credit amount.

How can I find out what my team’s credit is?
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How can we use our credit?
Team credits reside with the Team Rep, with the credit amount being applied towards the team’s fee. Team reps will be responsible for notifying their location when they’d like to have their credit applied. Unused credits will expire as of December 31st, 2021.

e.g. A team with a $500.00 credit can apply that against the team fee for the Winter ’20/21 season and receive $500.00 off the price.

I played on an Individual Team, how does that impact my credit?
Participants on an individual team — a team where players played the individual registration fee instead of a team fee — will receive an individual credit based on the guaranteed number of games they had remaining.

What’s happening with the Summer ’20 season?
We’re diligently working on our Return To Play plan and are collaborating with industry partners to create a safe environment for ASHL hockey to return to the ice. Please refer to our previous update should there be any impact to the Summer ’20 season that would push a start date beyond July 15th.

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