The Toledo Walleye are slowly but surely preparing for a delayed start to their 2020-2021 season

NBC 24 Toledo’s Eric Zernich spoke with Toledo Walleye coach Dan Watson regarding the fact that the Walleye are preparing to begin their 2020-2021 season in early January, 2021 thanks to the ECHL’s plans for a shortened, condensed hockey campaign:

The past weekend would have been opening night for the Toledo Walleye. But due to the coronavirus, their hockey season has been pushed back a few months.

“I think we’ve known for a while now that October wasn’t going to happen,” head coach Dan Watson said. “I think there’s some disappointment we weren’t one of the teams starting in December.”

Half the league is starting in December whereas the other half, including Toledo, will not start until January.

Watson has been trying to keep his players informed and ready to go when they can start practices again.

“We will start to send some messages to teams on how we want to try to get ahead of that curve. We’re going to be behind already playing teams that have potentially already played 10 games so we have to make sure our team game, making sure everyone is on the same page, is up to speed and I think we are going to use virtual meetings to do that.”


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