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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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Union Becomes 10th NCAA Program to Cancel Season

Posted on November 17, 2020

Union has announced that it has canceled its 2020-21 season, becoming the 10th program to do so in the last eight days. RPI, which is located just a few miles from Union, announced its cancelation yesterday. RIT and Alaska-Anchorage canceled last week as did the six Ivy League schools. Union’s decision leaves the ECAC with…

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RPI Latest NCAA Program to Cancel Season

Posted on November 16, 2020

RPI announced today that it will become the latest NCAA program to cancel its 2020-21 hockey season. RPI’s decision comes on the heels of RIT, Alaska-Anchorage and the Ivy League announcing similar decisions last week. RPI goalie Owen Savory entered the transfer portal last week, which many took as a precursor that bad news was…

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Alaska-Anchorage Cancels Season, Program Likely Over

Posted on November 13, 2020

Alaska-Anchorage announced on Friday that it had made the decision to cancel all winter sports, including hockey. This comes in the wake of the Ivy League canceling winter sports on Thursday and RIT’s decision to not move forward with men’s hockey in 2020-21 from earlier this week. But this decision stings just a little bit…

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Inaugural LIU Game Postponed

Posted on November 13, 2020

Long Island was supposed to open its first men’s hockey season this weekend, but a scheduled game against Army has been postponed. Army, reportedly, is in the middle of a two-week shutdown due to COVID issues. The game was also going to feature Army head coach Brian Riley against his nephew, Brett Riley, the LIU…

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Ivy League Announces Winter Sports are Canceled

Posted on November 13, 2020

The Ivy League announced late Thursday that all of its programs have canceled winter sports, which includes men’s and women’s hockey. From a hockey perspective, this includes Harvard, Dartmouth, Yale, Brown, Cornell and Princeton. The league said in a release that the decision was unanimous by the league’s presidents. “Regrettably, the current trends regarding transmission…

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