The Cincinnati Cyclones Cancel Their 2020-21 Hockey Season

You're going to have to find your dollar beers somewhere else this winter, because the Cincinnati Cyclones have opted out of the 2020-21 hockey season.

The Cincinnati Cyclones Cancel Their 2020-21 Hockey Season
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You're going to have to find your dollar beers somewhere else this winter, because the Cincinnati Cyclones have opted out of the 2020-21 hockey season.

The team says they have signed onto the ECHL's COVID-19 Voluntary Suspension policy for the safety of their players, staff and fans.

“This decision was not taken lightly but we feel it is the proper resolution for all involved," says Cyclones Governor Ray Harris. "Our organization will continue to be active in our community as we look to contribute via new and unique outlets. We will also continue our work as part of the Cincinnati Cyclones Foundation and strengthen youth hockey in the Cincinnati area.”

Currently, with COVID restrictions in place, only 300 people would be allowed in the Heritage Bank Center (where the Cyclones play) to watch a match — and that number includes players, coaches and vendors, says the team. 

The Cyclones said these limits made it financially impossible to run a season where the business relies on sponsorships and ticket revenue. 

Season ticket holders will be contacted about how to move their tickets to the 2021-22 season.  

“Today is a difficult day for everyone in the Cyclones organization,” says Cyclones General Manager Kristin Ropp. “We pride ourselves in being a staple of affordable family fun in the Cincinnati community and look forward to the day when Cyclones fans can safely return to Heritage Bank Center. We will now turn our attention to the 2021-2022 season and to elevating an already superb level of entertainment for Cyclones fans."

For more info, visit cycloneshockey.com.

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