AHL EXTENDS REGULAR-SEASON CALENDAR TO APR. 30

January 1, 2022 Nick Hart
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The American Hockey League Board of Governors has approved the extension of the 2021-22 calendar by six days. The regular season of the AHL will now conclude on April 30, 2022.

“Nearly all of our 31 teams have seen their schedules impacted by COVID-related postponements,” said AHL President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Howson. “Adding time to the end of the regular season will give our clubs more opportunities to reschedule these games.”

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ season finale was initially scheduled for Sunday, Apr. 24 at Hartford. For any updates on the Penguins’ schedule, follow the team’s social media pages on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as well as wbspenguins.com.

The 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs are expected to finish before June 30. The top four teams of each of the AHL’s four divisions will qualify for the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs. The Wilkes-Barre Penguins are a part of the Atlantic Division and hope to make it into the Calder Cup Playoffs this year. If you want to see how the Calder Cup will play out, check the AHL’s breakdown here. A total of 23 teams across the AHL Divisions will compete to reach the postseason with five rounds of playoffs leading to the crowning of a Calder Cup champion.

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