The Rampage have played their final game in San Antonio. Earlier this year Spurs Sports and Entertainment announced the Rampage were being sold and would move to Las Vegas at the end of this season.
The season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the AHL has now announced the season will be canceled.
The following statement was released by the Rampage:
To Our San Antonio Rampage Family:
Today the AHL made an official announcement of the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 AHL regular season and the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. We understand and are sympathetic to the frustrations you might be feeling during these unique times. Spurs Sports & Entertainment, along with the AHL, hoped for a better outcome; but, the safety and well-being of our fans, players, coaching staff, and employees is the top priority. To read the full statement from the AHL, click here. To read the statement from Spurs Sports & Entertainment please click here.
After 18 regular seasons, four postseason appearances, and one division championship, we can’t help but reminisce on the most important aspect of it all – our most loyal fans. We would like to thank you for your unwavering support of our team and commitment you have shown to our players, coaches and staff over the last 18 years.
In light of the season cancellation, the Rampage said anyone who had purchased tickets can obtain a refund. Refunds will reportedly be processed back to your original form of payment within 48 hours and should reflect in your account in 3-5 business days.
The following statement was released by the AHL:
American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer David Andrews announced today that the league’s Board of Governors has voted to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 AHL regular season and the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis:
“After a lengthy review process, the American Hockey League has determined that the resumption and completion of the 2019-20 season is not feasible in light of current conditions.
The League’s operational focus has turned toward actively preparing for the 2020-21 season.
We are very grateful to the National Hockey League and its teams for their support and leadership in navigating through the challenges faced over the past two months.
The AHL continues to place paramount importance on the health and safety of our players, officials, staff and fans and all of their families, and we all look forward to returning to our arenas in 2020-21.”
The AHL’s standings – sorted by points percentage – and statistics as of March 12, 2020, are considered final and official, and will serve as the basis for determining league awards for the 2019-20 season.