2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

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Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

Post by Sheck » Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:40 am

This is getting ridiculous.
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Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

Post by Old Cage » Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:53 am

^^ This tweet makes it clear:

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Union has postponed this weekend’s series with no make up dates set.
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Post by 69MG » Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:30 pm

^ It's now unclear.
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Health and safety protocols within both programs postponing this weekend’s series.
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Due to health and safety protocols, this weekend’s men's ice hockey series between Union College and the University of Massachusetts set for December 31 and January 1 has been postponed
She's Sports Director for WTEN. I questioned her on the "both" and she responded that her information came from the Athletic Dept. at Union. Let's hope she's wrong and/or we hear something from UMass.

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Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

Post by KahunaK » Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:38 pm

All these cancelations will screw up the pairwise. Hope the powers that be have a plan b.

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Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

Post by meff » Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:59 am

^ eh, other than fewer games played not really. It's not like either team will get a bump or take a hit for a game not played.

The only potential impact is if teams start using covid/health reasons to dodge potential tough games they could lose.

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Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

Post by Old Cage » Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:20 am

^^^ Back to clear: Gazette headline: " COVID-19 protocols at Union postpone UMass hockey's return to the ice"

"UMass will have to wait another week to return to the ice.The Minutemen's hockey series against Union scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Schenectady, N.Y., has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within Union's program. A makeup date hasn't been set yet."
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

Post by KahunaK » Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:45 am

meff wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:59 am ^ eh, other than fewer games played not really. It's not like either team will get a bump or take a hit for a game not played.

The only potential impact is if teams start using covid/health reasons to dodge potential tough games they could lose.
Hockey East teams need as many non conference wins as they can get to help their pairwise rankings. HE has underperformed this year.

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Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

Post by econalum » Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:25 pm

Just look at how messed up the NHL schedule became, or the now canceled World Junior hockey tourney. January may well be a washout across sports, not to mention several bowl games. And more colleges are going online for the first few weeks of Spring classes.

The only good news is that Omicron seems less deadly.
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Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

Post by 69MG » Fri Dec 31, 2021 4:06 pm

Hockey East has a clue, something that is lacking in the A10.
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Merrimack and UMass will play on Monday night at 6pm at the Mullins Center. Non-conference game. Both teams lost games this weekend due to cancelations. Just like Army/Penn State yesterday, props to both teams for finding ways to get games on the schedule.

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Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

Post by 69MG » Fri Dec 31, 2021 4:22 pm

Old Cage wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:20 am ^^^ Back to clear: Gazette headline: " COVID-19 protocols at Union postpone UMass hockey's return to the ice"

"UMass will have to wait another week to return to the ice.The Minutemen's hockey series against Union scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Schenectady, N.Y., has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within Union's program. A makeup date hasn't been set yet."
Cage, it turns out that someone at Union was fabricating info fed to her TV Station. Here is her response. I'm glad all is well with our guys.
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You want to know the truth, and you deserve to. So I reached out to the UMass ice hockey director of comm, who confirmed your suspicions. The team was prepared to play this weekend until Union canceled.

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Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

Post by mdogt12 » Fri Dec 31, 2021 4:23 pm

UMass adding a Monday 6pm home game vs Merrimack. Both teams lost games this weekend. Will be a non conference game.

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Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

Post by econalum » Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:45 pm

Michigan games next weekend. So far, Michigan is open and holding classes and activities in person.

"Starting Jan. 1, 2022, everyone attending ticketed events, including on-campus performances and athletic events, must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. More details will be shared soon."

Details: https://record.umich.edu/articles/u-m-w ... -measures/
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Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

Post by vanmeter » Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:11 pm

I wonder if fans can attend the game on Monday. I have seen nothing about this on UMass Athletics site

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Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

Post by mdogt12 » Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:20 pm

Game is free non ticketed. Must show Vax or Negative test.
https://umassathletics.com/news/2022/1/ ... onday.aspx

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Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

Post by 69MG » Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:46 pm

^ If you plan on going, be sure to read the new Covid policy (tent, hand stamp, etc.)

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