2020-2021 Plans

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2020-2021 Plans

Postby mbenecke » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:15 am

In an article yesterday, Coach Eigner suggested that there were 4 potential plans they were looking at:

1. Starting on time (the current plan, as of now - we're one month out from the season)

2. Starting at Thanksgiving

3. Starting January 1

4. Not starting at all, and not having a season

I'm curious, what does everyone think will happen? Will there be Falcon Hockey a month from tonight? Or are we looking at a delay/cancellation?

(I think it's pretty clear that a packed building is off the table at this point, so we don't necessarily need that to be a part of the discussion here, I'm just curious when you all think we'll see the boys out on the ice again.)

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Re: 2020-2021 Plans

Postby Critical Thinker » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:56 am

I'd be shocked if there's a season at all. So long as every case of covid is seen as a catastrophe, no way the administration allows anything beyond academics or small group extracurriculars. Even if there's a vaccine available for the general public by the latest start day possible, it won't be 100% effective, which means it won't be good enough.
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Re: 2020-2021 Plans

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:06 am

I think it's "wait and see" what happens with the SEC/ACC/XII football experiment. If they can pull it off we'll skate. So I'll pick option 2 or 3 with 3 being more heavily weighted given what the Ivies and NSIC are up to.
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Re: 2020-2021 Plans

Postby pdt1081 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:36 pm

Hastings was quoted about a month ago or so saying something along the lines of "hopefully a conference only schedule starting in January."

It's all going to depend on what happens at the beginning of November. Who wins and how long that process gets dragged out. There's no denying it's going to be a s**t show. At this point, there is no way to avoid it.

*Everybody has an opinion on the matters and they've been well discussed (and cussed) elsewhere, so there's no need to hash that out. It would be futile to try and change anybody's mind here. Seems like everybody is well entrenched in their thinking.*
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Re: 2020-2021 Plans

Postby jpfalcon09 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:18 pm

Announcement coming soon that the season will be postponed until at least mid-November, likely coinciding with the start of the NCAA basketball season.

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Re: 2020-2021 Plans

Postby rood » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:34 pm

I know it's a somewhat different animal, but nearly every D3 hockey conference has announced no hockey until Jan 1 at the soonest.
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Re: 2020-2021 Plans

Postby pdt1081 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:05 pm

In a joint statement, all D1 conferences are delaying the start of the season. Individual conferences will be announcing plans as they finalize them.

http://www.wcha.com/men/articles/2020/0 ... season.php
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Re: 2020-2021 Plans

Postby mbenecke » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:28 pm

Makes sense to me. See everyone at Thanksgiving.
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Re: 2020-2021 Plans

Postby AZIce » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:26 pm

NCHC says they hope to start season on November 20th....I assume most leagues will be the same.
Although the Ivy schools have already said they won't play until Jan 1st.

I think they figure they will have 2 months with no students on campus to get the season going then, since most schools are ending semesters at Thanksgiving.
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Re: 2020-2021 Plans

Postby TommyG » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:30 pm

Hopefully there’s some light at the end of the tunnel and we can see hockey, basketball and baseball have a somewhat normal season.
From a personal standpoint this thing is basically a bunch of minor inconveniences...but for these college athletes it’s devastating. They already had last season ruined and it would be a shame to lose this year too. It’s nice the NCAA has granted some eligibility exceptions, but I’m sure the kids are ready to get back to competing.
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Re: 2020-2021 Plans

Postby TalonsUpPuckDown » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:29 pm

From the Tech thread on USCHO:

Comments from MTU AD Suzanne Sanregret on Mix93 this morning indicate a number of things.

1) there are numerous schedule models in place behind the scenes
2) when final plans are announced, they can each be implemented quickly
3) the general plan is a conference heavy/conference only season starting January 1
4) there is discussion about non-conference games with the Big Ten and NCHC for December
5) ESPN is refusing to move the NCAA tournament dates, so they will likely stay as they are
6) with no PairWise, the plan with the most support to determine the NCAA field will rely on autobids, and not a human committee
7) the GLI is essentially dead for LCA this year, but there have been discussions about an alternate format with MSU and UM
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Re: 2020-2021 Plans

Postby AZIce » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:09 pm

6) with no PairWise, the plan with the most support to determine the NCAA field will rely on autobids, and not a human committee



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