The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced today that effective immediately all 2019-20 NAHL regular season games have been paused until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus and outbreak.
Statement from NAHL Commissioner Mark Frankenfeld:
“This is an unprecedented time and situation. First and foremost, we want to be sure we are doing what is best for the hockey community: players, teams, fans, and officials. In the past 24 hours, it became clear that we needed to follow a path that was consistent with what has transpired in the hockey world, particularly with our partners at USA Hockey, the NCAA, the NHL and the USHL.”
“We will continue to monitor the situation daily with everyone involved and we understand that given the current landscape, things could change at any moment. Our number one goal is to resume play as soon as possible, but only when it is safe for all the parties involved. The NAHL Board of Governors will reconvene on a conference call on Friday to discuss further action.”
In addition to the NAHL pausing the season, all Middletown Sports Complex’s events are cancelled as of March 12, 2020. There will be a deep cleaning of the facility as a precaution due to the growing concern regarding COVID-19. The Complex will resume regular operation on Monday, March 16, 2020.
Middletown Sports Complex is following the recommendations of medical experts, Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization regarding disinfection or our facilities to keep everyone safe.
If any member of the MSC believes that they have been exposed to COVID-19, that person is asked to stay home for 14 days or until they test negative for the virus and are symptom free.
We similarly ask that our customers help us keep Middletown Sports Center COVID-19 free by acting with a great deal of caution. If you, a member of your family, and anyone with whom you have had contact, has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, please notify us and refrain from coming to MSC for 14 days or following a negative diagnosis.