SUNYAC Cancels All Winter Sports, Including Hockey

The SUNYAC in New York announced that it has canceled its entire winter season, including ice hockey, for the 2020-21 season due to concerns over COVID.

“This was not an easy decision and I empathize with all of our student-athletes across the SUNYAC,” Erik Bitterbaum, the chair of the SUNYAC Presidents said in a statement. “However, despite our best efforts to plan for a winter season, our priority must be the health and safety of everyone involved with intercollegiate athletics, and our campuses as a whole.”

The statement said that the decision was made by the presidents of the universities.

The cancelation affects an entire conference of Division III hockey programs, including Geneseo, Oswego, Buffalo State, Brockport, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Fredonia, Cortland and Morrisville.