The North American Hockey League lost another team over the weekend with the Jamestown Rebels receiving permission to go dark for the year.
The Jamestown situation was predictable. The Governor of New York has made it clear there will be no spectators at sports events this year.
USA Hockey affiliates in New York also made it clear that no hockey in New York State is going to be sanctioned to play any time soon.
No insurance, no fans, no hockey. Pretty simple equation to understand with things in New York.
Jamestown players will be dispersed throughout the North American Hockey League at some point, along with the players from Springfield.
Other rumors concerning other NAHL teams being forced into dormancy persist and will likely persist until schedule announcements are made.
As we close in on the end of September, it is more likely than not that at least one or more teams have no other option but to take the year off.
We have plenty of options available in Europe for players who are being displaced in the United States and Canada.
Joseph Kolodziej – Adviser