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LATEST INFORMATION

SAN DIEGO GULLS TO PLAY HOME GAMES AT FIVEPOINT ARENA AT GREAT PARK ICE

January 4, 2021 - 2 p.m. PT

“The San Diego Gulls number one priority is the overall health and safety of our players, staff and working personnel throughout our organization. The Gulls will temporarily play home games during the 2020-21 season at FivePoint Arena at Great Park Ice in Irvine, Calif. to ensure all players within the Anaheim Ducks organization are in one location under the same health protocols.

"The Gulls are committed to San Diego long-term and will return to Pechanga Arena San Diego as soon as it is feasible for the organization and deemed safe by local and state health officials to welcome back fans to the arena.

"We eagerly await the start of the upcoming season and look forward to playing in front of America’s Finest fans as soon as possible.”

NOTE: The Gulls will remain in the Pacific Division with the Bakersfield Condors, Colorado Eagles, Henderson Silver Knights, Ontario Reign, San Jose Barracuda, Stockton Heat and Tucson Roadrunners.


28 Teams To Participate In The 2020-21 AHL Season

January 4, 2021 - 2 p.m. PT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Howson announced today that the 2020-21 season will include 28 teams when it gets underway on February 5.

The AHL will operate in five divisions this season. Further details, including schedule formats and playoffs, are still to be determined.

Four teams have been granted provisional relocations for the 2020-21 season: the Binghamton Devils will play in Newark, N.J.; the Ontario Reign will play in El Segundo, Calif.; the Providence Bruins will play in Marlborough, Mass.; and the San Diego Gulls will play in Irvine, Calif.

The Charlotte Checkers, Milwaukee Admirals and Springfield Thunderbirds have elected to opt out of play for the 2020-21 season. All three teams will return to play in 2021-22.

In operation since 1936, the AHL serves as the top development league for all 31 National Hockey League teams. Nearly 90 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame spent time in the AHL in their careers.

The AHL announced its divisional alignment for the 2020-21 season.

PREVIOUS UPDATES

SAN DIEGO GULLS STATEMENT ON 2020-21 AHL SEASON

December 30, 2020 - 12:30 p.m. PT

“The San Diego Gulls are thrilled for the return of AHL hockey and the upcoming season beginning Feb. 5, 2021. The Gulls enter 2021 ready to begin where we left off last season as one of the league’s top teams.

"Our number one priority is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our players, staff and working personnel throughout the upcoming season. We will continue to do our part to ensure the health and safety of our community while setting an example to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

"As the backbone of the Gulls organization, fans attending games at Pechanga Arena San Diego is our ultimate goal and we look forward to welcoming fans back to games when it is deemed safe to do so by local and state health authorities.”


AHL ISSUES UPDATE REGARDING 2020-21 SEASON

December 30, 2020 - 12 p.m. PT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Following is a statement from the American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Howson regarding the league's 2020-21 season:

"The American Hockey League Board of Governors has approved the structural framework for an AHL season that will begin on February 5, 2021.

"Details are still being worked out, but this step allows our teams and their National Hockey League partners to better determine their plans for the upcoming season. We look forward to dropping the puck on Feb. 5."


OCTOBER 28, 2020

American Hockey League President and CEO Scott Howson announced the league’s Board of Governors approved moving the anticipated start date of the 2020-21 season to February 5, 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.

The AHL continues to work with its member clubs to monitor developments and local guidelines in all 31 league cities. Further details regarding the 2020-21 American Hockey League season are still to be determined.

In operation since 1936, the AHL serves as the top development league for all 31 National Hockey League teams. Nearly 90 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame spent time in the AHL in their careers.