2020-21 College Hockey thread

Ale Xander

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The first BC BU game of the season just started, at Conte Forum. On CBS Access if you don't have NESN/NESN+ and/or non-local.

BC is ranked #5 and won their first game @UML last night since 2012, IIRC. BU is currently unranked.

Hockey East standings:
 
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Haven't been able to keep up with NU as much this year, but they've dropped a pair of BRUTAL games in OT vs. UNH and UConn this past week. They're still looking OK right now for the tourney, but those losses will be agonized over for a long time if they miss out.

Coming in to the night Hockey East had 6 teams in the top 15 of the Pairwise (BC, UMass, NU, Lowell, PC, UNH).
 

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Watching the Harvard/Northeastern Beanpot game 1. I haven't watched a ton of college hockey lately, but the instant replay situation in college hockey is totally out of control. Multiple 5 minute + reviews on goals over zone entries.
 

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Going to take me a while to process the BC meltdown last night. Better team for most of the night, two goal lead, on the power play late in the third period, yet lost the game.
 

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Going to take me a while to process the BC meltdown last night. Better team for most of the night, two goal lead, on the power play late in the third period, yet lost the game.
Mcinnis with another of his patented unnecessary penalties killed that late power play. Cotton scores with under a minute to tie it, so you figure they have some momentum going into OT, but then the defense kinda stood around and watched for a good part of the OT until BU scored. I agree..they were the better team most of the night...BU goalie played very well
 

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Three Beanpots in a row. Someone pinch me.
Indeed. 38 years to get 4 Pots and can double in it 4 years. This was the win I expected to break that long drought, near heartbreak with some luck and fortune falling on the NU side of the ice. Saw a lot of that pass by NU in years past, feels much better on this side of it! Losing would have sucked but would be more like the the 2008 ALCS than 2003.

No dog in the fight but it was a fantastic hockey game that was ended by a weak ass penalty call.
When the refs swallowed their whistles early in OT you could see it coming that someone was going to get dinged for a borderline call. Would have bet the mortgage the Huskies would be on the receiving end of that call.

And at least nobody "lost" due to the new OT rules, which might be dumber than anything the NHL ever came up with. :eyeroll:
 

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Shea's dad is a dear friend of mine. I imagine when I ask him, he will say terrible call. Gonna wait a couple days.
 

Steve Dillard

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Harvard game will be played without players, now, Forfeit.
Sounds like BC or BU also are considering this.
 

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Yeah. growth is good, but it seems to be a complete surprise to everyone in the hockey community...usually there's a lot more preparation and whatnot. Good luck to them filling a team and schedule for next season.
 

Ale Xander

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2020-2021 ECAC looks dead unless the rest of the conferences move 2+ months to the future.
(Ivies no sports until January-cross-posting)
 

Ale Xander

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Hockey East planning on playing


The Hockey East Association announced today its intent to play the 2020-21 college hockey season while prioritizing competition between league members and the completion of a regular-season schedule. Details regarding the new schedules, including a new start date and specifics of regular-season competition, will be released at a later date.
 

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Hockey East resumes 11/20. Conference only. Home and home weekends for close (i.e. MA) teams, 2 game home or away weekends for games v. VT and ME


BC and BU have each explicitly stated no fans this year. Hopefully all the teams follow. (Depends on state and local officials)
Northeastern announced last month that no fans will be in attendance. Thanks for reminding me to send in my cutout fan for the season!
 

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Boy did I get surprised when I turned on my DVR

BC UNH Men's Hockey tonight (season opener) is postponed to a date TBD (possibly Sunday?) due to "possible" positive test(s) for UNH. 2nd game of the home and home is tentatively still on for tomorrow.




Maybe UNH partied with Maine?
 

Ale Xander

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BC Men will now play UMass-Amherst this weekend, instead of Providence.

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BU @ UVM for 12/4-5 has been postponed, as has UVM @ UMass-Lowell for 12/12-13

The University of Vermont announced it will “delay the start of competition” for its hockey and basketball teams until Dec. 18 (Due to COVID-19 and guidance from VT state officials)
 
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