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UAA cancels their season as well, bringing the total to 8 schools done for the year:

https://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2020/11/13_Alaska-Anchorage-Latest-to.php

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Alaska-Anchorage had already announced that its hockey program was going to be cut following this upcoming season. There is a fund-raising drive under way, but it hasn't been fruitful so far. Assuming the program is not resurrected, this would mark the end of UAA's hockey history.

 

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1 hour ago, AlphaMikeFoxtrot said:

Looks to not be the case for Michigan.

Welcome to league play, Arizona State.  :D 

In all seriousness, that Michigan team is loaded with high end talent...their big three stud freshmen Powers/Johnson/Beniers combined for 9 points in their collegiate debuts.  If anything, the shorter season will benefit them, as it seems that high end freshmen sometimes get worn down throughout the college season (see past young loaded teams like UW last season and BU a couple years ago).

It'd be a good matchup between UND's experienced team and them if they happen to meet in the NCAA's (assuming the season gets that far, of course).

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50 minutes ago, brianvf said:

Welcome to league play, Arizona State.  :D 

In all seriousness, that Michigan team is loaded with high end talent...their big three stud freshmen Powers/Johnson/Beniers combined for 9 points in their collegiate debuts.  If anything, the shorter season will benefit them, as it seems that high end freshmen sometimes get worn down throughout the college season (see past young loaded teams like UW last season and BU a couple years ago).

It'd be a good matchup between UND's experienced team and them if they happen to meet in the NCAA's (assuming the season gets that far, of course).

Anyone got a link to the highlights of the game if any? 

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It seems inevitable that the momentum is trending much like it did last spring. With more and more dropping off.

Its a slower burn but it just feels... like more will fall every day.

With a pairwise mathematically impossible it will be interesting to see how they will sead a tourney, if there is one.

And on top of that, at what point of teams cancelling does it lose credibility as a season or a competable championship?

 

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4 hours ago, Frozen4sioux said:

It seems inevitable that the momentum is trending much like it did last spring. With more and more dropping off.

Its a slower burn but it just feels... like more will fall every day.

With a pairwise mathematically impossible it will be interesting to see how they will sead a tourney, if there is one.

And on top of that, at what point of teams cancelling does it lose credibility as a season or a competable championship?

 

Sadly.

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7 hours ago, Frozen4sioux said:

It seems inevitable that the momentum is trending much like it did last spring. With more and more dropping off.

Its a slower burn but it just feels... like more will fall every day.

With a pairwise mathematically impossible it will be interesting to see how they will sead a tourney, if there is one.

And on top of that, at what point of teams cancelling does it lose credibility as a season or a competable championship?

 

Really all we need to do is to keep our Pod healthy because history shows the NCHC was going to win the title anyway, so maybe the other teams figure why have a season anyway.  ;)

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5 minutes ago, AlphaMikeFoxtrot said:

Union called the season. It's doesn't feel as inevitable as spring cancelation, but the season's outlook is not good.

I feel that Union and RPI were both foregone conclusions, after that CHN article that said RPI hadn't even practiced yet and Union only had one game scheduled against LIU.
Hopefully the rest of the teams can have some sort of season...crossing fingers.

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47 minutes ago, AlphaMikeFoxtrot said:

CC has a positive test less than two weeks before the pod...

 

I don't get the "pause" mentality. Ostensibly, the ONLY reason you do ongoing, surveillance testing is to have real-time information at a very micro level. If there is one positive test, then you can remove that person (who can then re-test and confirm, a la Nick Saban), but the surveillance testing continues so the team activities should continue. You would "pause" only if you had so many positives that the ability of the team to prepare, travel and compete was compromised.

What am I missing?

Why bother testing with precision if your response is entirely lacking in precision?

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6 hours ago, Frozen4sioux said:

I thinkif the NCHC bubble holds, theres at least a chance but I cant see the NCAA running a championship for 2/3 of the conferences.

I can’t see why they wouldn’t hold the tournament in some shape/form. If anything I doubt it’ll be a 16-team tournament, back to 12? Single location for regionals/championship?

Im really curious what the selection process will be. Will the polls actually matter or is it all going to be decided in a smoke-filled backroom?

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