Ice Wolves reiterate commitment to play 2020-21 season

Aug 26, 2020

With the news that the Kansas City Scouts (Topeka Pilots in 2019-20) are not going to play in the 2020-21 season, the NM Ice Wolves reiterate that we are committed to playing in the upcoming season.  The NM Ice Wolves will participate in an upcoming dispersal draft that the NAHL is planning for the placement of players from Kansas City Scouts and Corpus Christi IceRays.

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The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that the Kansas City Scouts have opted to sit out the 2020-21 season. The Scouts will not play during the 2020-21 season but have set a return date for the 2021-22 season.

A dispersal draft will be held in the near future for those players currently on the Scouts 2020-21 Protected List, which includes veteran players, tenders, and draft picks.

“The Scouts had recently transitioned to a new area and it became clear that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were going to restrict their operations. It is important for us to continually to be able to adapt and keep dialogue open with our teams to address their concerns, and we support the Kansas City Scouts decision and look forward to their return in 2021-22 in the Kansas City area,” stated NAHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld.

The Kansas City Scouts (formerly the Topeka Pilots) were scheduled to play the 2020-21 season in their new home in Shawnee, Kansas, after announcing a relocation from Topeka on May 11, 2020. They join the Corpus Christi IceRays as inactive teams for the 2020-21 season. Continue reading on