Spring has arrived, flowers are starting to bloom and recruiting is in high gear - it's that time of year when we start to look forwar to the next season. There are a number of factors at play - most notable each province's exit criteria from the lockdown as the first step to organized sports. We will also have to see what Hockey Canada has to say and if/when HC relinquishes the decision to play to the provincial bodies. In my opinion - this is the biggest issue. For us here in Atlantic Canada - Nova Scotia will be determining factor as PEI and NB are doing well. I can certainly see a reduced schedule, very reminiscent of the 60's where each side (East/West or North/South, yes the AUS has used both terms in it's past) plays less often. I could even see no exhibition games - the NCAA basically has no pre-season. I can also see reduced fan/seating to maintain social distancing requirements if we have any fans at all. -- Start late: October 16th or 23rd Drover Division: UNB, UdeM and PEI (and use to have Mt. A and STU) Coolen Division: SFX, ACD, SMU, DAL (and use to have UCCB, King's and TUNS) Drover: play each team Division team 6 times and each Coolen Division team twice for 6+6+(2+2+2+2)= 20 Coolen Division: play each Division team 4 times and each Drover Division team twice for 4+4+4+(2+2+2+2)=20 Playoffs are top two crossover in a best of 5 followed by best of 3 finals -- As for UCup - no idea. That will depend on 2nd and 3rd wave stats and if the other conferences even play a season.