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Alabama-Huntsville Secures $17 Million Donation For Hockey Program

Posted on November 13, 2020

Alabama-Huntsville has secured a $17 million donation to help secure the long-term viability of the hockey program. Remember, the program was cut in the spring, but an ambitious fundraising campaign spearheaded by two alums raised enough funds to save the program in the short-term, and this massive donation is a long-term attempt to keep the…

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Beanpot Likely Canceled

Posted on November 13, 2020

Hockey East commissioner Steve Metcalf held a media conference call on Thursday where he said he thought it was “unlikely” that a Beanpot will take place this season. Later in the day, it was learned that Harvard would not be playing hockey this winter, as all of the Ivy League schools are shuttered for the…

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Hockey East Announces Schedule, Begins on Nov. 20

Posted on November 13, 2020

Hockey East announced that its season will begin on Nov. 20 and feature a 20-game league schedule for the men and an 18-game league schedule for the women, with teams playing each opponent twice. There are also non-league games scheduled against league opponents (those games won’t count in the standings), which are being dubbed “flex…

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RIT Shutting Down Hockey

Posted on November 9, 2020

Two sources confirmed this afternoon that RIT will announce shortly, perhaps in the next hour, that the athletic department will shut down all teams for the entire academic year due to COVID-19. Men’s and women’s hockey are the only two Division I sports at the school. The rest of the teams play in the Division…

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NCAA Commits: UConn Adds its Goalie of the Future and more

Posted on November 3, 2020

’00 F Matt Hubbarde commits to Dartmouth for 2021 Hubbarde is an Ontario commitment for the new Dartmouth staff. Last season Hubbarde made his debut in the BCHL and scored 10 goals and 16 assists in 35 games for the Langley Rivermen. Hubbarde is slated to return to Langley for this upcoming season. Prior to…

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Navy Exploring Division I Hockey?

Posted on October 28, 2020

Collegiate Consulting, a firm that ran a Division I hockey feasibility study for the University of Illinois, tweeted on Wednesday that they were conducting a similar study for the U.S. Naval Academy. However, Navy told College Hockey News that it was inaccurate. Navy has been a program that’s been rumored to be exploring D-I hockey…

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Rivier University (N.H.) to Add Men’s and Women’s Hockey

Posted on October 28, 2020

Rivier University, a private Catholic university in Nashua, N.H., announced that it will launch a men’s and women’s hockey program beginning in 2021. The school said it plans to launch as an ACHA program and transition to NCAA Division III for the 2022-23 season. Rivier has an enrollment of 2,242 students. The school said home…

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WCHA Becomes First College Conference to Release Schedule

Posted on October 28, 2020

The WCHA became the first Division I men’s college hockey conference to release a 2020-21 schedule on Wednesday. Each WCHA team will play a single series against the other nine league schools with all but three of the contests slated to be played in January and February 2021. Additionally, the WCHA said that league teams…

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SUNYAC Cancels All Winter Sports, Including Hockey

Posted on October 26, 2020

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….

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NCHC Will Begin Season in Omaha Bubble

Posted on October 16, 2020

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) finalized its plans for the 2020-21 season. The 26-game conference schedule and two-part format, which includes utilizing a centralized location (i.e. bubble) for all NCHC games to start the season, was unanimously approved by the NCHC’s Board of Directors on Thursday, Oct. 15. NCHC teams have been divided into…

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