Multiple sources are now reporting that the North American Hockey League will now begin their season in November, a month later than the previously announced October start.
Dealing with such a large league footprint, and all of the States different COVID-19 mandates, would make it nearly impossible to begin the season in three weeks.
Multiple States are still not allowing any contact sports, or spectators in buildings. Several others still have mandatory quarantine measures in place for people traveling into and out of their State.
While others have yet to allow ice arenas to even open, the NAHL and other leagues face a daunting logistical task of putting together a schedule that complies with constantly changing directives.
The delay also would buy some organizations time to see if they can even compete this season. Rumors have been swirling that there are still several teams unsure of playing this year.
Regardless of how many play this year or not, every league is up against a logistics nightmare considering there is no National COVID plan in place that would allow for standards to be enforced and proper planning to be managed effectively.
We will update you as this story continues to develop.