2020-2021 Season

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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:37 pm

Love seeing the schedules coming out!
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by Old Cage » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:09 pm

Of course, hockey and football are playing at the same time on the 20th. After no UMass sports in forever. Argh!
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by econalum » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:40 pm

Reviewing the schedule, the front aspect has a lot of TV coverage, but a little later on. Hopefully, this is just a timing issue, as schedule just released and so many winter schedules not released yet.
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by UMass02 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:06 pm

econalum wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:40 pm Reviewing the schedule, the front aspect has a lot of TV coverage, but a little later on. Hopefully, this is just a timing issue, as schedule just released and so many winter schedules not released yet.
I think HEA said something on Twitter addressing your concern. More TV games to be announced I believe.

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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by mdogt12 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:54 pm

They also said free stream this season.

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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by Sheck » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:37 pm

UMass02 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:06 pm
econalum wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:40 pm Reviewing the schedule, the front aspect has a lot of TV coverage, but a little later on. Hopefully, this is just a timing issue, as schedule just released and so many winter schedules not released yet.
I think HEA said something on Twitter addressing your concern. More TV games to be announced I believe.
I wouldn't expect as many TV games in the 2nd half. NESN will have Bruins and college basketball (hopefully some of our games). Nice to see all of these games on TV but this is replacement programming for them right now.
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by Camby4Life » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:58 pm

Nesn+ is always an option.

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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by cox'n » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:11 pm

Old Cage wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:09 pm Of course, hockey and football are playing at the same time on the 20th. After no UMass sports in forever. Argh!
Pick hockey. Even if they lose it's almost guaranteed to be a better game.

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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by econalum » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:53 pm

Two ESPN analysts rank UMass in the Top 10 pre-season.

http://insider.espn.com/nhl/insider/sto ... ls-2020-21

ECAC schedule still up in the air, probably due to Ivy delays until January.
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by jjmc85 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:01 pm

Ivy League reportedly cancelled all winter sports including hockey. ECAC is a mess.
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by econalum » Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:23 pm

Confirmed through Cornell, alma mater number 2. No winter sports. And no Fall sports in Spring '21. And nothing happens in Spring '21 sports competition until at least the end of February, although 'safe practices' are allowed.

With the Ivy League’s decision, it leaves ECAC Hockey with Colgate, Clarkson, Quinnipiac, RPI, St. Lawrence and Union to possibly participate in the upcoming hockey season.

https://cornellbigred.com/news/2020/11/ ... ports.aspx

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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by UMass02 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:23 pm

UMass02 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:48 pm
jjmc85 wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:15 am RIT just cancelled their 2020-2021 season. ECAC teams one by one cancelled their post season participation what seems like forever ago last March and that started the ball (puck?) rolling on everyone cancelling.
If the Ivies don’t wind up playing this season (which is possible), it’ll be an incredibly limited schedule for the remaining ECAC schools. Maybe Colgate, Clarkson, Quinnipiac, RPI, St. Lawrence, and Union wind up playing each other four times to have a 20-game schedule.

It sounds like Hockey East will have a 20-game conference schedule with two games against each team.
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by econalum » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:52 pm

I dunno if they will play a season in ECAC. Most see themselves as NESCAC and Ivy brothers, separated by a few points on the SAT.

My bet is that ECAC folds their winter sports, either proactively or as COVID unfortunately spreads. Same could be true for all the college conferences in hockey, bball, etc.

FYI - Youth hockey travel tourneys now have real limits and needed the soonest proof of negative test.

"Hunker down and see you in 21-22" might be the outcome slogan across most sports. SAD.

HEA has a plan, but it could be very well disrupted. Some schools are already saying no fans in stands. And what happens if COVID hits a team, perhaps as what we are seeing in SEC and Big 10 in football?

The virus vaccine shot for COVID cannot come soon enough, but it might be until late Spring available to all.

And since there are so many naysayers on vaccines, will colleges open up to the general public attendees if not vaccinated? Colleges CAN mandate vaccines for entering/contiuing students.

Lots to sort through. And little time.
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by DoctorJ » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:24 am

bean pot! No Harvard. UMass should be in.
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by UMass02 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:50 am

Several of the ECAC members that aren’t full-fledged D1 members have shut down other winter sports, so it’s conceivable that they shut down hockey. This probably forces their hand in that regard.

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