Impact of COVID-19 will postpone puck drop
On Thursday, Sept. 10, the Hockey Commissioners Association (HCA) – representing the 11 Division I men’s and women’s hockey conferences – announced that the start of the 2020-21 season will be delayed due to the impact of COVID-19.
The HCA’s statement reads:
“The eleven Division I men’s and women’s ice hockey conferences, represented by the Hockey Commissioners Association (HCA), are committed to providing memorable experiences for our student-athletes during the upcoming season. The conferences have been working together on plans to return to play with a focus on the health and safety of everyone associated within our campus communities. Due to the impact COVID-19 continues to have across the country and within higher education, the start of competition for the Division I college hockey season will be delayed. Each conference will announce plans for the season individually. We look forward to enjoying the college hockey experience this season.”