SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League at the moment launched the whole schedule of video games for the 2019-20 common season, the league’s 84th yr of operation.The season, with 31 groups enjoying a complete of 1,150 video games, begins on Friday, October four and concludes on Saturday, April 11. Some highlights of the 2019-20 schedule:• The 2019-20 common season opens with eight video games on Oct. four, highlighted by a 2019 postseason rematch between the Bakersfield Condors and the San Diego Gulls.• On Oct. 5, the Charlotte Checkers start protection of their 2019 Calder Cup championship with a go to to Hartford. The Checkers’ residence opener at Bojangles’ Coliseum is scheduled for Oct. 11 vs. Bridgeport.• The Western Convention champion Chicago Wolves additionally open their season on Oct. 5 as Grand Rapids visits Allstate Area.• The Hershey Bears, members of the AHL since 1938, will skate of their 6,000th regular-season recreation on Nov. 27 once they host Windfall.• The Syracuse Crunch play their 2,000th regular-season recreation on Dec. 28 once they go to Belleville, and the Cleveland Monsters (Apr. 2 vs. Hershey) and Rockford IceHogs (Apr. three vs. Chicago) each play their 1,000th regular-season recreation as members of the AHL this season.• The Ontario Reign host the 2020 AHL All-Star Traditional introduced by Ontario Worldwide Airport, Jan. 26 and 27 at Toyota Area in Ontario, Calif.• There are 12 days this season on which 30 of the league’s 31 groups are in motion: Sat., Oct. 19; Sat., Oct. 26; Sat., Nov. 23; Sat., Nov. 30; Sat., Dec. 7; Sat., Dec. 14; Fri., Jan. 24; Sat., Jan. 25; Fri., Jan. 31; Sat., Mar. 7; Sat., Mar. 28; and Sat., Apr. 11.• The 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs will get underway the week of Apr. 13, that includes the highest 4 groups in every of the AHL’s 4 divisions.Each recreation this season will probably be streamed dwell on AHLTV (theahl.com/AHLTV). Particulars on subscription packages for the 2019-20 season will probably be accessible later this summer season.The American Hockey League was formally born in 1936 when the Canadian-American Hockey League and the Worldwide Hockey League merged to kind the Worldwide-American Hockey League (the “Worldwide” can be dropped from the league’s title in 1940). The AHL continues to function the highest improvement league for all 31 Nationwide Hockey League groups; almost 90 p.c of at the moment’s NHL gamers are American Hockey League graduates, and greater than 100 honored members of the Hockey Corridor of Fame hung out within the AHL of their careers.