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The Positives and Negatives of Recruiting During a Pandemic

Posted on January 21, 2021

Merrimack College head coach Scott Borek probably put it best. “I’ve never watched so much video in my life,” he said. But that’s the world of recruiting amidst a pandemic. The NCAA put a moratorium on in-person recruiting almost one year ago. That period is supposed to expire on April 15, but many are speculating…

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FREE READ: Northern Michigan Adds Transfer from Alaska Anchorage

Posted on January 11, 2021

Northern Michigan will add defenseman Tyrell Boucher for the second semester of this season. Boucher was set to be a freshman at Alaska Anchorage this past season but the Seawolves announced that they would not play this season due to COVID. Additionally, this was to be Anchorage’s last year as a program and it’s likely…

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NCAA: Mercyhurst Lands Three UAA Transfers, Dartmouth Hot on Trail

Posted on December 18, 2020

Mercyhurst landed a trio of Alaska-Anchorage transfers who will, in all likelihood, become eligible in the second semester. UAA opted out of the 2020-21 season and while there are efforts by an alumni group to save the program, the school announced it intended to drop the program after this year. The Lakers are picking up…

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Alaska Latest NCAA Team to Shut Down

Posted on December 14, 2020

Alaska-Fairbanks announced that they would be opting out of the 2020-21 season. The Nanooks had a deadline two weeks ago to opt-out by the WCHA, but instead made the announcement this weekend. Alaska was supposed to open the season on Jan. 1 against Lake Superior State. The WCHA released a statement acknowledging that Alaska was…

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Rivier University Names Eric Sorenson Head Coach

Posted on December 3, 2020

Rivier University has hired its first head coach. The program, which is slated to begin Division III play next season, has tabbed Williams College assistant coach Eric Sorenson has its first head coach. Sorenson, 31, was a four-year goaltender at Western New England from 2010-14. After graduating he had a four-year stint on staff as…

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Gibbons Returns to Bemidji to Replace Olczyk

Posted on November 19, 2020

Bemidji State assistant coach Eddie Olczyk is leaving the program to become a scout for the new NHL franchise, the Seattle Kraken. His role with Seattle begins in short order and he will be leaving the BSU program. “This is a great opportunity for Eddie to advance his career at the professional level,” said BSU…

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NCAA Extends Recruiting Dead Period to April 15

Posted on November 18, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council extended the recruiting dead period for all Division I sports through April 15, 2021. That will mean that the dead period in recruiting will last for over one full calendar year since the start of the COVID pandemic. “The COVID-19 numbers are not trending in the right direction for the…

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Lowell Lands RPI Goalie Owen Savory in Portal

Posted on November 18, 2020

RPI goalie Owen Savory has chosen to transfer to UMass Lowell. The junior entered the transfer portal last week and Monday’s decision by RPI to cancel the 2020-21 season prompted his ultimate decision to transfer. Savory was in a holding pattern since entering the portal, hoping that RPI would move forward with the hockey season. Monday’s decision forced…

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Vermont Delays Start of 2020-21 Season; 8 Games Postponed

Posted on November 17, 2020

Vermont announced late on Sunday that it will delay the start of its hockey and basketball seasons until Dec. 18 due an uptick in COVID cases across the state. “After discussions with President Garimella and the Vermont Department of Health, it became clear that delaying the start of our seasons was the most responsible course…

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RIT Reverses Course, Will Play This Season

Posted on November 17, 2020

What a whirlwind of a week for the RIT players. RIT announced that it had reconsidered last week’s decision to cancel the men’s and women’s hockey season and will play the 2020-21 season. Sources confirmed this afternoon that Atlantic Hockey was in the process of reconfiguring its schedule to work RIT back into the mix….

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