(TNS) – Five American Hockey League teams are impacted by COVID-19 protocols, which has forced the league to shuffle games involving the teams located in New York state.

The AHL announced Wednesday games involving the Rochester Americans have been postponed through Friday, contests involving the Hartford Wolf Pack and Springfield Thunderbirds have been postponed through Saturday and games involving the Hershey Bears and Providence Bruins have been postponed through Sunday.

Rochester announced via social media earlier Wednesday that Amerks head coach Seth Appert would be unavailable “in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.” The team’s games were postponed later Wednesday.

During the shortened 2021 season, both Rochester and the Utica Comets were under COVID-19 protocols.

Here’s how the league’s scheduling changes impact the teams for upcoming games:


Home games Wednesday against Syracuse and Friday against Springfield are postponed. No makeup dates have been announced for either game.


The Comets’ road game Saturday at Hartford has been postponed. A make-up date has not been announced.

With that game postponed, Utica is now scheduled to play at Bridgeport at 7 p.m. Saturday. That meeting had originally been scheduled for March 19.

Utica’s other road game this weekend — Sunday at Providence — has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for 7:05 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10.

Utica’s road game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has been rescheduled for 7:05 p.m. Saturday, March 19, from March 18.


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