Earlier today, the AHL announced that the upcoming game between the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Springfield Thunderbirds has been postponed due to the league’s COVID-19 protocol. The game was initially scheduled for Wednesday, December 1.NS, will be rescheduled at a date yet to be determined.
Hartford had just played Springfield twice this weekend, but the league has not yet announced whether the Thunderbirds have also been affected by the new corona virus. This game may be the first of the season the Wolf Pack has had to miss due to COVID-19, but Hartford are not the first team in their division to have a game rescheduled. Just three days ago, the AHL announced that the Hershey Bears will postpone two of their games due to COVID-19.
No further information has been released on the details of why the Wolf Pack won’t be playing tomorrow night, or even if this is the only game they can expect to miss. It’s hard to imagine the team being able to play in Providence next Friday, or even be willing to take on the Utica Comets, who come to Harford the day after.
This is tough news for the Baby Rangers as they look to build on what has been a relatively successful season so far. Their position within the Atlantic division hasn’t changed much since we last updated the Wolf Pack. They have managed to maintain second place in the Atlantic thanks to the impressive play of several Rangers prospects, most notably Zac Jones, who seems to be getting more and more comfortable with the pace of professional hockey lately. Hopefully they only have to miss one game and the team comes out healthy and ready to play their games scheduled for next weekend.