2020-21 Division I Hockey Thread

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    This week's NCAA Div I men's poll from USA Today/USA Hockey Mag ...
     
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    And nonetheless, the Div I women's rankings also from USA Today/USA Hockey Mag ...
     
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    THE only quibble I have is Providence retaining the #7 seed, it was reported that Maine's Women's team upset Providence last week....knocking them from the unbeaten ranks
     
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    From: College Hockey News
     
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    USCHO.com's "This Week in (NCAA Div I men's) Hockey" features ...
    Merry Christmas to all :xcheers: , and to all ... COVID Freedom! :newyear:
     
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    Time to rest ... :phew:

     
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    University of Vermont men are hosting Northeastern tonight in Hockey East play, in the first Catamounts home game of the 2020-21 season. Interesting trivia for the UVM team: They have a freshman forward on their roster who is the youngest player in college hockey. Per the team's season preview ...
    ETA: The Cats also have taken advantage of the recent NCAA immediate transfer waivers ruling, by adding senior forward Tristan Mullin from Cornell.
     
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    CC has like five different jerseys and I just don't understand why. Their new logo is pretty good, but I didn't even see a problem with the old one.
     
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    USCHO Division I Men's Poll - December 28, 2020

    RnkTeam(First Place Votes)RecordPointsLast Poll
    1Minnesota(36)8-0-07951
    2Boston College(4)5-1-07552
    3North Dakota7-2-17273
    4Minnesota Duluth5-2-26734
    5Minnesota State3-1-16225
    6St. Cloud6-3-05816
    7Bowling Green8-1-05149
    8Michigan5-5-04927
    9Massachusetts5-3-146310
    10Clarkson4-3-04018
    11Omaha6-3-136411
    12Quinnipiac6-2-034316
    13Northeastern3-1-232512
    14Wisconsin5-5-028613
    15Providence2-2-122715
    16Denver3-6-119314
    17UMass Lowell1-1-019117
    18Notre Dame4-5-111118
    19Lake Superior4-0-28520
    20AIC5-2-04819
    Others receiving votes: Robert Morris 45, Ohio State 41, Michigan State 30, Arizona State 25, Michigan Tech 18, New Hampshire 9, Boston University 8, RIT 6, Western Michigan 6, Penn State 5, Bemidji State 5, Colgate 4, Mercyhurst 2 ...
     
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    USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll

    Women's Poll


    (2020-21 Season, Week 6)

    First-place votes in parentheses
    RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2020-21 RecordWeeks in Top 10
    1.University of Wisconsin, 184 (15)11-1-06
    2.University of Minnesota, 170 (4)25-1-06
    3.Ohio State University, 15432-2-06
    4.Northeastern University, 12841-1-06
    5.Colgate University, 11654-1-15
    6.University of Minnesota Duluth, 10064-2-06
    7.Clarkson University, 6881-2-16
    8.Boston College, 5395-3-05
    9.Providence College, 4576-1-14
    10.Quinnipiac University, 17102-0-02
    Others Receiving Votes: Mercyhurst College, 6; Boston University, 2; University of Connecticut, 1; Penn State University, 1.
    Notes: The University of Wisconsin holds the top spot in the rankings for the sixth week with184 points and 15 first-place votes... The WCHA has four teams represented in the rankings, while the Hockey East Association and ECAC have three... Team records are listed as W-L-T. ...
     
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    So you believe the weekend cancellations go beyond "Boston University's testing schedule and cadence resulting from the holiday break and the teams' return to campus"?
     
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    One team that sure seems to be rising fast is Quinnipiac. I've been following them as the Panthers 3rd round pick last year, Ty Smilanic, is on a team. Their power play seems deadly!
     
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    expected return is next weekend..... all Hockey East teams have pivoted games at some point with the blessing of the league

    Maine and UMASS Lowell were flipped to a Sunday/Monday schematic after what transpired a few weeks back....
     
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    I'm fairly new to NCAA hockey. Is it normal for teams to have a really long break over Christmas time? I'm saying that because I'm following Merrimack, and they should have a break from December 20th to January 8th, but because of a postponement they haven't played since December 13th. That's almost a month off!
     
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    Christmas holiday breaks for 2 up to 4 weeks have been typical for college hockey, coinciding with class breaks & campus shutdowns. This season, the game scheduling chaos has amplified/extended many of those pauses in play. Some of the Div I conferences (women & men) had started adding holiday tournaments to fill in part of the calendar break period, but those have become COVID victims as well.
     
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    yes.... in the case of Maine Athletics.... we haven't had a home contest until just recently when Memorial Gym aka "The Pit" (separate from Alfond Arena) recently was cleared to resume activities in the America East Conference in January.... in addition to what Hockey East does and has been doing for 35+ seasons.
     
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    Coaches polls for D1 hockey rankings are a bigger crapshoot than usual this season, with reductions in the number of competing teams in several conferences & postponements/cancellations of games occurring regularly. At this point, I look at the rankings below the top 3 or 4 spots as more of a popularity contest crossed with a nod toward past performance for those teams. [Some fans of the top-ranked teams may argue that's true for the upper tier as well.] The real sleight of hand will come when the NCAA has to determine its 2020-21 RPI rankings (or whatever substitute scheme they conjure up) for year-end tournament seeding. :popcorn:
     
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    Not necessarily, but it does not make me bullish on the outlook. While it wasn't the first cancelled series for the Terriers, it was the first to be nixed without any new positive tests. Once the team returns to campus, they will obviously get tested, and it wouldn't surprise me at all if a positive one popped up.

    Admittedly, I have been drained of all shreds of optimism since October and a saner person might see things differently. If you were to dismiss my outlook on my extreme pessimism, well, you wouldn't be wrong.
     
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    I'm certainly empathetic to your hockey pessimism this season. I've had my up & downs as I've allowed myself to be hopeful first for resumption - with limited options - of the monthly hockey road trips that usually mark the winter calendar for my wife & me (now scratched off completely for 2020-21); then had to give up on attending local Tier 3 junior games to fill the gaps (after reports of unsafe fan behaviors at their venues); and finally was told that our area's Div I women's team would not be allowing fan attendance for their delayed season (despite their historical gate numbers all but guaranteeing unsupervised social distancing in the new 2,500-seat arena). If it wasn't for Hockey East's decision to free stream men's & women's games his season, I'd have probably headed to my basement & told my wife to wake me next September. But we're all in this together, aren't we? :5:
     
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    Congratulations to the University of Vermont Catamounts women's team freshman goaltender Jessie McPherson, who stopped all 14 shots she faced (including two tough saves in the closing flurry) to earn her first collegiate victory AND her first shutout in a 4-0 home win over the Holy Cross Crusaders. :clap:
     
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    Hello all.

    Some of us on the Blues board were wondering if anyone here has been able to see any of UMass - Amherst, specifically Matt Kessel, play? He’s almost matched his point total from last year but we were just wondering if anyone has seen how he’s actually played.
     

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