As you may have heard, the National Hockey League has officially paused the 2019-20 season until further notice.

As part of today’s announcement, Commissioner Gary Bettman shared that the NHL “has been attempting to follow the mandates of health experts and local authorities, while preparing for any possible developments without taking premature or unnecessary measures. However, following last night’s news that an NBA player has tested positive for coronavirus – and given that our leagues share so many facilities and locker rooms and it now seems likely that some member of the NHL community would test positive at some point – it is no longer appropriate to try to continue to play games at this time. Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent, so that we will be able to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup. Until then, we thank NHL fans for your patience and hope you stay healthy.”

In line with the NHL’s actions, the American Hockey League has also opted to pause the 2019-20 season until further notice.

To ensure we are acting in the best interest of our fans and employees, Sharks Sports & Entertainment has granted all staff members the opportunity to work from remote locations to encourage social distancing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

As soon as additional information becomes available and at the appropriate time, particularly surrounding impacted hockey games and other scheduled events at SAP Center, we will notify all ticketholders and affected customers. In the meantime, answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found HERE.

We thank you for your continued support and patience during this challenging and ever-changing landscape.

Jonathan Becher
President, Sharks Sports & Entertainment