The American Hockey League (AHL) started this week off with a bang! The AHL Board of Governors voted this morning to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 AHL regular season and the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.
The official release from the AHL:
The Milwaukee Admirals finish the season with the best record in the AHL at 41-14-5-3 (71.4 win percentage) and 90 points.
“You can’t take this season away from us. We had a call with the players this morning and that’s what we told them. First overall, plus-70 goal difference, you can go on and on with the accolades,” Admirals head coach Karl Taylor said on the cancellation of the 2019-20 season.
Admirals owner Harris Turer said: “It’s just too bad. We would have liked to, as an organization, have had the opportunity to challenge for the Calder Cup. We had the team that could have won. It would have been a lot of fun to give ourselves the opportunity to win that Cup. The last time we made it to the Finals was the first year I owned the team back in 2005-06 and that was a special run.”
The state of Wisconsin enjoyed a good run before Rudy Gobert made a mockery of COVID-19. The Wisconsin Herd had the best record in the G-League before it was cancelled, the Admirals had the best record in the AHL before it got cancelled, and the Bucks have the best record in the NBA which is trying all possible solutions to eventually finish the 2019-20 season.