ECHL Announces New Start Date For Utah Grizzlies, 2020-21 Season

Aug 5, 2020, 12:08 PM
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Josh Dickinson, of the Utah Grizzlies, fires a shot during the playoff game against the Idaho Steelheads at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (Courtesy of Deseret News)
(Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The ECHL announced a revised start date for the league’s 2020-21 season, including the 72-game schedule for the Utah Grizzlies.

On Wednesday, August 5, after discussions with the Professional Hockey Players’ Association, the league made its plans official for the upcoming season.

The 2020-21 ECHL season was originally slated to begin on October 16. The league’s new anticipated start date for the upcoming season is December 4.

In March, the league announced the rest of the 2019-20 regular season and postseason were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.


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“We are eager to return to hockey, but at this time we believe this decision is prudent for the safety of our Players, Employees and Fans,” said ECHL Commissioner, Ryan Crelin. “The ECHL and our Board of Governors are focused on the 2020-21 Season and remain optimistic for the safe reopening of our venues across the continent. We appreciate our partners and fans continued support and patience, as we work together with our venues, local health officials and the members of the PHPA’s Executive Committee towards the safe return of ECHL hockey.”

Last season, Utah posted a 34-17 record before the season was canceled.

The Grizzlies have played at the Maverick Center in West Valley City, Utah, since 1997.

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