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USHL Season Cancelled

March 18, 2020 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Muskegon Lumberjacks News Release

The following is the press release from the USHL Board of Directors today:

The USHL announced Wednesday its decision to cancel the rest of the 2019-20 season after initial postponement on March 12. The decision was unanimously made by the USHL Board of Directors with the best interest of USHL athletes, staff, officials and fans in mind.

"This decision was not an easy one to make, but was a necessity in order to keep our athletes, staffs and fans in all 16 of our communities safe amid this international health risk," said USHL President and Commissioner Tom Garrity. "While we believe our product is the best junior hockey that fans can view, we also understand the health of our athletes, employees, fans and communities is more important during this time."

With the season concluded, the USHL will announce the 2019-20 season awards in the coming weeks.

Today's news does not come as a surprise, as we are all now well aware of this pandemic. The Muskegon Lumberjacks will continue to do our part in ensuring the safety of our fans, players, coaches and employees. To our fans, thank you for your support during these unprecedented and challenging times. As we await the long-term solution to this situation, we will continue to keep you informed regarding the 2020-21 season. We are preparing communication for season ticket holders, suite holders, and group leaders so that they have answers to all of their questions, and we will be contacting each one of them via email and telephone.

"During this time, we ask that all of our fans abide by the rules that have been set forth by our community health leaders. Please be safe and stay inside with your families as much as possible. Like our team, we know that your excitement for Lumberjacks games will be as strong as ever when the time comes to take the ice again. If we all do our part this pandemic will be neutralized, and we can all get back to the great lives we're so fortunate to have," said Lumberjacks President Mike McCall.

The Lumberjacks offices will remain open, but we are asking our fans to communicate via email to or phone at (231) 799-7000.

We're all in this together.

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