QC Storm Cancel Upcoming Season
In what has become a regular occurance in our lives since the Coronavirus has taken over in the last 7 months, the Quad City Storm have decided to cancel the upcoming 2020-2021 season.
Citing restrictions that are in place by the State of Illinois because of the pandemic there would only be 50 people allowed in the TaxSlayer Center for each home game. The State is currently in Phase 4 of the “Restore Illinois” plan, which prohibits individuals from attending large gatherings without a proven vaccine or cure for COVID-19.
This is a challenge, to be certain, but a challenge we have recognized as a possibility since the middle of the summer. We are prepared for the next ten months and are setting our sights on keeping our supporters engaged and growing our fan base to make the 2021-2022 season our best yet.
One of the things that makes the SPHL great is that we are all a family. Today the league needed teams to make the decision if they would be opting in or out to ensure the success of those teams that want to play. We are very disappointed to not be moving forward, but want to do all we can to ensure the success of our SPHL family, particularly those members who will be playing this season
~John Dawson, Owner QC Storm
Other teams that have canceled their seasons include the Peoria Rivermen, Roanoke Railyard Dawgs, Evansville Thunderbolts and Fayetteville Marksmen.
The Quad City Storm are planning to resume normal hockey operations for the 2021-2022 season.