Delayed Start for Storm's Season

Jul 29, 2020

It'll be a late start, but should still be enough time to play a full season. That was the announcement this week by the Southern Professional Hockey League, which includes the Quad City Storm.

League Commissioner Doug Price says he is targeting mid to late December to start the  regular season - about two months later than usual. And that's due to problems other sports are having as they attempt to resume playing.

In addition, various state restrictions on large gatherings of people would also make it financially difficult for the teams, and he's hoping those restrictions might be relaxed by the end of the year.

Price says the late start will give the league the best chance of completing the season with all ten teams. The schedule will be announced at a later date.