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Montreal Canadiens: Could the AHL meet the same fate as the ECHL?

The movement to flatten the infection curve has resulted in the suspension of professional sports around the world. The NHL announced last Thursday that it would put a pause on its season until further notice as efforts to contain COVID-19 enhanced. Players are still being paid, and just recently, the Montreal Canadiens ownership made it clear that they would be paying their staff during the freeze.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to keep this up down the pipeline in professional hockey. The East Coast League, the lowest level of professional hockey in North America, announced its cancellation on Friday, which will be made official on Monday.