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  • Fishman'81
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    I'll say it: been to Duluth but twice, but I liked it there.

    There are certainly worse places to be in the Midwest... Much worse. (I spent a year in Rantoul IL, for instance.)

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  • Bonin21
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    Originally posted by The Zlax45 View Post

    I don't know about the "armpit of the midwest" but has anyone in the east ever hosted that tourney?
    The North Shore is better than anything in ND, SD, NE, IA, WI, MI... But maybe the armpit comment is just the way it sits at the corner of the lake.

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  • Gophers #1
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    Minnesota cancelled it trip out east to Boston. They now playing Bemidji instead in Bemidji.

    https://twitter.com/JessRMyers/statu...97481219244038

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  • ScottK
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    Originally posted by The Zlax45 View Post

    I don't know about the "armpit of the midwest" but has anyone in the east ever hosted that tourney?
    2018 - Mercyhurst
    2015 - Maine
    2008 - BU
    2004 - UNH
    2001 - Maine

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  • The Zlax45
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    Originally posted by manurespreader View Post
    How is it that Duluth, armpit of the midwest, hosts the icebreaker in 2017 and again in 2021!. Let someone else host!.
    I don't know about the "armpit of the midwest" but has anyone in the east ever hosted that tourney?

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  • moose97
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    Originally posted by manurespreader View Post
    How is it that Duluth, armpit of the midwest, hosts the icebreaker in 2017 and again in 2021!. Let someone else host!.
    Helps when you win back-to-back Natty's & go to 3 straight Frozen Fours

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  • manurespreader
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    How is it that Duluth, armpit of the midwest, hosts the icebreaker in 2017 and again in 2021!. Let someone else host!.

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  • Bonin21
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    Minnesota pulled out because they already have a home and home scheduled with UMD for 21-22.

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  • The Zlax45
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    The Ice Breaker has been ppd and Minnesota has pulled out of it.

    College hockey's signature opening weekend event -- the Ice Breaker Tournament -- which is scheduled to be hosted by the University of Minnesota Duluth will be postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19. The Ice Breaker Tournament was slated for Oct. 9 - 10, 2020 at AMSOIL Arena.

    "Given the latest input and guidance from the University, local and state officials as well as public health experts, we have decided at this time it is not possible to host the 2020 Ice Breaker Tournament in a successful manner and have postponed the event to October of 2021," said Josh Berlo, UMD athletic director.

    Added Berlo, "Ultimately, the health and well-being of the participants, staff, coaches, campus and community led us to this decision. We hope this postponement puts UMD, Amsoil Arena and Duluth in the best position to safely host the Ice Breaker Tournament in 2021 that will include an exceptional experience for the teams, a safe and fun atmosphere for the fans of Bulldog Country and beyond as well as significant economic impact for our community."

    College Hockey Inc., Executive Director, Mike Snee expressed his support of the postponement: "The entire Minnesota Duluth athletics department and many organizations in the community have worked very hard to ensure the 2020 Ice Breaker was going to be a wonderful experience for the participating student athletes and college hockey fans in the Duluth area. Although it was nobody's first choice, we completely understand and fully support Minnesota Duluth's difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Ice Breaker to the 2021-22 season."

    The event's title sponsor, Visit Duluth's President, Anna Tanski added: "We are tremendously grateful to UMD for securing this high caliber event, albeit postponed to 2021. Visit Duluth is looking forward to welcoming the teams and thousands of fans back to Duluth next year. The economic stimulus, media attention and overall excitement that the Ice Breaker generates will benefit our entire community as it did back in 2017."

    The tentative dates are October 15th and 16th, 2021.

    Providence College and Minnesota State University, Mankato have confirmed their ability to remain in the postponed event. The University of Minnesota has indicated they will not be participating.

    All UMD Bulldog season ticket holders who have purchased tickets directly through the UMD Ticket Office will have the postponement credit automatically applied to the 2021 Icebreaker Tournament as part of the 2021-22 season ticket package or may request a refund. Details will be communicated directly to season ticket holders from the UMD Ticket Office.

    "We can't thank all our partners enough for their support of the Bulldogs for the return of the Ice Breaker to Duluth and AMSOIL Arena," said Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations Brian Nystrom. "We look forward to making the 2021 tournament a great experience for everyone involved. This event would not be possible without the strong support of Essentia Health, Visit Duluth, the Sheraton Duluth, the Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown Duluth, Grandma's Saloon & Grill and the Duluth News Tribune."

    Other Schedule Changes for 2020-21

    In addition, the men's hockey program has postponed their October trip to UMass Lowell and is instead scheduled to travel to Marquette, Michigan to take on Northern Michigan University. The Bulldog women's hockey program has postponed their early season trip to Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania.

    Ice Breaker History

    UMD has competed in three previous Ice Breaker Tournaments – in 2003 in East Lansing, Mich., in 2014 in South Bend, Ind., and in 2017 at AMSOIL Arena.

    Since its inception in 1997, the Ice Breaker has been held at an array of on- and off-campus sites, including high-end venues such as the Xcel Energy Center (St. Paul), Scottrade Center (St. Louis) and Kohl Center (Madison, Wis.). The opening round of 2017 Ice Breaker Tournament (hosted by UMD) drew the sixth largest crowd in AMSOIL Arena history as 7,203 spectators watched the Bulldogs take down Minnesota in a 4-3 overtime thriller. Michigan Tech went on to win the 2017 Ice Breaker championship.

    Future dates and times will be released at a later date. For information please follow umdbulldogs.com and College Hockey Inc..

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  • Split-N
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    STOP!!!!! JUST STOP!!!! All of you.

    I come here to read opinions, comments, news, and other content relating to college hockey. There are plenty of other places to go if you want to participate in the mindless, mean-spirited, nasty drivel that apparently is what political discourse in the country has come to. Keep hockey out of it.

    Discussing the actual and potential impacts of the public health emergency on college hockey in general and 2020-21 schedules in particular is fair. Devolving into trading political insults isn't.
    Last edited by Split-N; 07-13-2020, 12:10 PM.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by sk8shtscor View Post
    Some of us believe our only hope is already in the White House. Keep politics out of hockey forums please.
    You and the moronic pathological liar you elected have chosen to make this a political issue, so you know what? ******* your feelings and get out of the kitchen if you can't take the heat.

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  • Fishman'81
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    Originally posted by sk8shtscor View Post
    Some of us believe our only hope is already in the White House. Keep politics out of hockey forums please.
    There likely won't be any college hockey this Fall, and to a large extent due to your "only hope" screwing it up.

    Good God. South Korea was there as a proven template in the first place, then Europe in general weathered the storm, while Trumpie States kissed his ignorant *** and are now on fire.

    Where is the disconnect in your logic? I honestly can't figure you people out.

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  • J.D.
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    I will do what I want, thanks.

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  • sk8shtscor
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    Some of us believe our only hope is already in the White House. Keep politics out of hockey forums please.

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  • J.D.
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    Originally posted by Fishman'81 View Post

    I think that's a solid bet. This thing has been mishandled from the get-go.
    Scary that come November our hope lies with a guy with dementia.

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