Mustangs Anticipate Home Schedule Delays for 2020-21 Season

As first reported by Dave Eminian of the Peoria Journal Star, the Peoria Mustangs anticipate a delay in the home schedule for 2020-21 season.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Mustangs and the NA3HL are working on an adjusted home schedule for the Mustangs in cooperation with regulations from the state of Illinois and Governor JB Pritzker.

“We can have no-contact practices, and do some simulations, that’s easy to control,” said new Mustangs president and Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel.

“But not being able to play home games is a problem. To deal with that, the NA3HL is re-working our 2020-21 schedule. We’re going to spend the first six or seven weeks playing all of our games on the road. When the restrictions hopefully are lifted in December, we’ll play all our home games at Owens Center. So it’ll be a heavily-tilted schedule at home for us in the second half of our season.”

Despite COVID-19 restrictions regarding contact sports in the state of Illinois, the Mustangs and the NA3HL still anticipate an on-time start to the season on October 2, 2020.

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