2020-2021 Season

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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by e_parade » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:17 am

Just a note on the vaccine timing mentioned above:

Spring is almost certainly too early to be available to all. Might be able to cover frontline workers by then (although we're still waiting on the actual scientific release of the Pfizer stuff, so far just the press release). Big thing to remember: everyone needs 2 doses of it for it to be effective, and they need to be 3 weeks apart from each other. So when they say "50 million doses by X" that really means 25 million people can potentially have both doses by 3 weeks after that point (and would then need to wait another ~2-3 weeks for it to be effective).

Something tells me DI hockey isn't high on the priority list for who will get them shots.


edit: of course I say "mentioned above" and then end up as the first post on a new page.

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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by m626t » Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:00 pm

^

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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by jjmc85 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:42 am

UAA cancelled their season. This was gonna be their last as they were cutting the program anyways, so RIP Seawolves.

By my count I believe we are up to 8 of the 61 teams that have said no thanks to playing so far.
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by jjmc85 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:36 am

RPI is not playing this season. That’s 9 teams-about 15% of a very small D1 hockey pool.

WCHA probably stronger without dealing with UAA as they’ve made it very clear they don’t want anything to do with flying to Anchorage anyway. AHA has a scheduling agreement with LIU so they basically cancel out the loss of RIT I suppose. Could always just make LIU a member for this season only if they wanted to.

On the other hand, ECAC is falling apart. Only five teams (Clarkson, Union, Quinnipiac, St. Lawrence and Colgate) left. IF, and I do stress the IF, Hockey East wanted one of these teams to get to 12 long term (and I’m not convinced they do want any of them), now might be the time to take their shot.
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by jjmc85 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:54 am

Over on USCHO they’re saying the UMass game at BU will be played at Walter Brown. Makes sense. Why open up Agganis if no one is gonna be there? I’ve never seen a game at Walter Brown so it would have been nice to be able to go. Oh well.

Makes me wonder if UMass should/will use the practice rink for games? Would it be cheaper than playing in the Mullins Center?
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by DoctorJ » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:12 pm

Is the practice rink set up for tv though?

I don't care if we play on a pond, as long as I can see it.
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by jjmc85 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:56 pm

It’s a good question. I don’t know the answer.

Union cancelled their season. ECAC down to four schools. One of them might get an autobid just by being the last to cancel, assuming there is an NCAA tournament :(
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Post by 69MG » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:28 pm

An incredibly idiotic situation in Orono. How can they possibly not be ready with the amount of lead time they had. I hate calling anyone names, but their AD must be an idiot.
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by Floyd » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:51 pm

DoctorJ wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:12 pm Is the practice rink set up for tv though?

I don't care if we play on a pond, as long as I can see it.
I heard back in the late 70's, early 80's before they discontinued hockey, they sometimes practiced on the campus pond 'cause we had no rink. Anyone verify that?
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by UMass02 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:03 pm

UMass swaps out Maine for a home and home against UConn this weekend.

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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by mdogt12 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:10 pm

Details on how to stream for free this season.
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by m626t » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:20 am

^ good info, thanks.
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by Old Cage » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:49 pm

Floyd wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:51 pm
DoctorJ wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:12 pm Is the practice rink set up for tv though?

I don't care if we play on a pond, as long as I can see it.
I heard back in the late 70's, early 80's before they discontinued hockey, they sometimes practiced on the campus pond 'cause we had no rink. Anyone verify that?
Floyd - Long before that, well before my time and before the Orr Rink at Amherst College, they played GAMES on the pond.
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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by classof60 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:08 pm

Ny freshman year at Orr rink they lost something like 11-1 to AIC with our goalie amaking 90 saves

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Re: 2020-2021 Season

Post by 69MG » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:11 pm

Somebody has to say it:
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