The American Hockey League announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that they are targeting a date of Feb. 5 to begin next season.
#AHL announces it has set a new target date of Feb. 5 to begin next season.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) October 28, 2020
The league was previously targeting a start date of Dec. 1.
"Border crossing remains a large hurdle, plus time required to develop and build an appropriate schedule," tweeted TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger in reference to the AHL's announcement.
Border crossing remains a large hurdle, plus time required to develop and build an appropriate schedule. https://t.co/ypIZH8wumy— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 28, 2020
This comes one day after Dreger reported the Ontario Hockey League was targeting a Feb. 4 start date for their next season.
The AHL halted and its 2019-20 campaign in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.