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  • DNAEagle
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    One by one the schools are going to shut down for hockey and maybe Bball, football keeps going because there is too much money involved. In the short term a vaccine is not going to change this, we are in a long dark winter. Order a smaller turkey you will still have plenty of leftovers. Maybe time to watch replays of past glory games. Sad but necessary because across the country's the health systems on the verge of collapse.

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  • Rogie21
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    Originally posted by Bomber View Post
    The Beanpot has been officially cancelled.

    So with the UVM news, that means BU doesn't start play until Dec 11.
    The Dec. 11 opener, hosting UMass, is set for Walter Brown and will be the first regular-season game BU has played there since Jan. 2, 2005, when BU lost, 2-1, to top-ranked Minnesota. They flipped the script the next night to open Agganis, beating the Gophers, 2-1. As of now, Brad Zancanaro has the distinction of scoring the final BU goal at WBA, as well as the first BU goal in Agganis.

    https://terrierhockey.blogspot.com/2...es-opener.html

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  • Bomber
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    The Beanpot has been officially cancelled.

    So with the UVM news, that means BU doesn't start play until Dec 11.

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  • J.D.
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    I guess the only way delaying to that date is if the state gets shutdown for a COVID reset. Other than that either you have a plan to play or you don't. No vaccine by then so COVID will still be here.

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  • J.D.
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    Alright then. I was reading about the state of Michigan shutting things down but I don't know what the exceptions are.

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  • cridge
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    Originally posted by J.D. View Post
    As far as I can tell this stuff doesn't impact college athletics. I could be wrong but that is my understanding.
    UVM just delayed return to play to Dec 18

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  • J.D.
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    As far as I can tell this stuff doesn't impact college athletics. I could be wrong but that is my understanding.

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  • ericredaxe
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    Just looking at the schedule, our first two games are supposed to be at Vermont. I wonder how the travel and added COVID restrictions the state of Vermont announced this past few days could affect that?

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  • Rogie21
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    Originally posted by Bomber View Post
    Schedule. It's weird, but it's something.

    http://hockeyeastonline.com/articles...etails-men.pdf
    Weird and very challenging. 20 conference games and 4 OOC games against #2 BC and NU. Eight of the first 10 games against teams in the USCHO pre-season top 20: UMass (7), Northeastern (19), Providence (17), Lowell (11). Open at Vermont 12/4&5. No trip to Orono.

    Some add'l notes from Brian Kelley:
    - Jan. 1-2 (NU) & Feb. 26-28 (BC) are our "non-conference" games
    - First NU game starts at 1pm and kicks off a New Year's Day tripleheader on NESN
    - More info to come but there will be no charge for video streaming this season

    https://goterriers.com/documents/202...H_Schedule.pdf
    Last edited by Rogie21; 11-11-2020, 05:40 PM.

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  • Bomber
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    Schedule. It's weird, but it's something.

    http://hockeyeastonline.com/articles...etails-men.pdf

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  • Rogie21
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    NJ Devils announce former BU volunteer goaltending coach Brian Ecklund as goaltending coach for their AHL affiliate in Binghamton, NY. Ecklund's departure from BU to take this position led to the appointment last month of Bobby Goepfert to replace him.

    https://www.nhl.com/devils/news/rele...ch/c-319587264

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  • Rogie21
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    Originally posted by Bomber View Post
    Could 2020 suck any harder?
    It did for Colin Wilson, whose double hip surgery last season didn’t heal properly, likely ending his playing career after 11 NHL season. But that’s the lesser revelation in his candid byliner, The Things You Can’t See, for The Players Tribune, addressing his life-long struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). tinyurl.com/y6jyqs9v

    The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog



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  • Bomber
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    This (from Kevin Paul Dupont's piece in today's Boston Globe)

    Travis Matthew Roy was surrounded by family, including his sister Tobi, in his final moments, said Parker. According to Parker, Lee Roy told him Roy’s sister offered her hockey-loving brother some final words of comfort.

    “Just an unbelievable statement,” said Parker. “She leaned into him, knowing it was imminent that he’d slip away, and she leaned in and said, ‘Trav, your line’s up next.’ ”

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/10/...uring-courage/


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  • Rogie21
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    The massive outpouring of sadness, along with appreciation of his courage and achievements, from all levels of the hockey and sports communities has been striking yet not at all surprising. Travis was everyone’s hero and the role model for “being selfless and not selfish,” as JP said yesterday.

    Some wonderful tributes to this life well lived have been written in the past 24 hours. I’ve linked some of them on the blog, along with Travis’ final interview with the Globe ten days ago, video of his remarks on accepting the Christopher Reeve Spirit of Courage Award in 2014 and Chris Drury’s recognition of Travis during his US Hockey Hall of Fame

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  • ticapnews
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    Travis deserves more but this is what I can muster right now.

    Shortly after the accident that would end his playing career and inexorably change his life, a question popped up on one of the NHL newsgroups I frequented. "Who is this Travis Roy kid I keep hearing about?" The responses he got were correct: Travis was a player at Boston University and he had been injured. But these answers didn't scratch the surface of who Travis was. So I attempted to describe him.

    If you had a son, you wanted him to be friends with Travis. You wanted them to be teammates. If you had a daughter you wanted her to date Travis. You would sleep better at night knowing your kids had someone like him in their lives. He was so incredibly talented as a hockey player, but he was an infinitely better person. Thoughtful, caring, generous.

    We don't yet know the details of what happened to Travis. And the details aren't that important. What matters is that we have lost a special, sweet, kind giant of a man today and nothing is going to change that fact or make it better.

    Last week marked 25 years since his injury and his foundation asked people to share their memories and thoughts on the occasion. I'll repeat here what I said there:
    A selfish part of me feels cheated. I loved watching Travis skate. I loved watching him play hockey. There isn't a person who knows him who doubts for a moment that he would have made it to the NHL. We were robbed of that. But then one has to consider what kind of substantial impact even the best hockey player in the world can make in the lives of others. Then look at everything Travis has accomplished for people all over the globe, who may never have seen a hockey game before. They have a ramp, a lift or some other piece of equipment that makes their life better. That will be Travis' legacy and it's hard to imagine a more meaningful one to leave behind.

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