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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Originally posted by Lindsay View Post

    Man, what a season. Hurst has so far played 4 games...all against the Covid struggling (it appears) RIT.

    I see upthread Penn State is ranked in the USCHO poll. Is this their first time ranked? Nice job either way. Great for the CHA.
    RIT has had a rough time this season, and I think part of it was in working with New York state guidelines for winter sports and Covid, at least at the start of the season. Mid-November they were cancelling the season, and a week later changed their mind. Up to that point they hadn't had any Covid-positive players, but I'm pretty sure that's changed since then. I hope Penn State gets to work the RIT series back into the schedule at some point.

    Mercyhurst has had a rougher time having to deal with Covid issues, for sure, and only getting four games on the books (not counting the Adrian exhibition game). It's got to be hard for players to get geared up for a game and then have it postponed, and have to restart prep for the next one and hope it goes to an actual game...ugh. This was going to be their year for hosting the national tournament, too, and who knows if that's going to happen now?

    Yes, this is the first time Penn State is ranked nationally, so it's a good time for this program. There's no reason why they can't move up in the rankings, either. This year's freshmen are Jeff Kampersal's first recruiting class at Penn State, and he picked a good group. If they are any indication of his recruiting, Penn State is on a good path moving forward.

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  • Lindsay
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    Originally posted by phillydog View Post
    Two CHA series scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to Covid...Penn State v RIT and Lindenwood v Syracuse. Does anyone know CHA guidelines regarding Covid? Infected players have to sit out for 2 weeks? 3 weeks? 3 consecutive days of negative test results for non-infected players?
    Man, what a season. Hurst has so far played 4 games...all against the Covid struggling (it appears) RIT.

    I see upthread Penn State is ranked in the USCHO poll. Is this their first time ranked? Nice job either way. Great for the CHA.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Penn State has updated its schedule after the postponement of the back-to-back series with RIT. Now, the home series against Mercyhurst, originally scheduled for February 12-13, will be played on January 21-22.

    https://gopsusports.com/news/2021/1/...e-changes.aspx

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  • Rightnut
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    Originally posted by mar7967 View Post

    CHA Return to Play Plan: https://ritathletics.com/documents/2...21.pdf?id=4299
    Penn State has their own set of rules in the document (presumably because Big 10 has stricter rules than other conferences), but for Penn State, no one who tested positive can travel to, or play against Penn State for 14 days.




    Unsure, but RIT hosted Lindenwood for 2 games last weekend, so it's hard not to wonder if someone tested negative, but still spread COVID between the teams...
    2 RIT players tested positive so Lindenwood has to quarantine. No word that there are any Lindenwood positives as a result but those are the protocols.

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  • ARM
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    It would be a stretch to put Penn State on the same level as Wisconsin (or Minnesota), but I think it's also a big stretch to say Penn State couldn't compete with any WCHA team. I think they could compete with any of them outside of maybe the top three, and even then I'd still love to watch them play those three, too.
    Penn State would have a decent chance against Minnesota. If you're not at the Gophers' level, they are perfectly capable of playing down a few levels to make you feel like you can win. Minnesota has more potential offensively, but can still go long stretches without putting any pucks into a net.

    If the Nittany Lions were in the WCHA this year, I sincerely doubt that they'd finish last. RIT and Lindenwood look to be a bit behind the rest of the CHA, but I imagine the top four in that league would be respectable playing a WCHA schedule.

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  • mar7967
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    Originally posted by phillydog View Post
    Two CHA series scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to Covid...Penn State v RIT and Lindenwood v Syracuse. Does anyone know CHA guidelines regarding Covid? Infected players have to sit out for 2 weeks? 3 weeks? 3 consecutive days of negative test results for non-infected players?
    CHA Return to Play Plan: https://ritathletics.com/documents/2...21.pdf?id=4299
    Penn State has their own set of rules in the document (presumably because Big 10 has stricter rules than other conferences), but for Penn State, no one who tested positive can travel to, or play against Penn State for 14 days.


    Originally posted by D2D View Post
    What's going on out there?
    Unsure, but RIT hosted Lindenwood for 2 games last weekend, so it's hard not to wonder if someone tested negative, but still spread COVID between the teams...

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  • D2D
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    What's going on out there?

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Originally posted by phillydog View Post
    Two CHA series scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to Covid...Penn State v RIT and Lindenwood v Syracuse. Does anyone know CHA guidelines regarding Covid? Infected players have to sit out for 2 weeks? 3 weeks? 3 consecutive days of negative test results for non-infected players?
    The January 22-23 series against RIT has also now been postponed: https://twitter.com/RITWHKY/status/1349520666006085632

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  • phillydog
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    Two CHA series scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to Covid...Penn State v RIT and Lindenwood v Syracuse. Does anyone know CHA guidelines regarding Covid? Infected players have to sit out for 2 weeks? 3 weeks? 3 consecutive days of negative test results for non-infected players?

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  • BackyardIce
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    And, mirroring the USCHO poll, the USA Today/USA Hockey national poll has Penn State ranked #10, so congratulations to them! On that note, how is Clarkson even ranked with a 1-2-1 record?
    Well those 4 games were all against #5 ranked Colgate. Obviously opponents / SOS is taken into account in addition to record.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Jessica Adolfsson was named the CHA Player of the Week, and Carrie Byrnes was named the CHA Rookie of the Week:

    https://gopsusports.com/news/2021/1/...ly-awards.aspx

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    And, mirroring the USCHO poll, the USA Today/USA Hockey national poll has Penn State ranked #10, so congratulations to them! On that note, how is Clarkson even ranked with a 1-2-1 record?

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Originally posted by agfire View Post

    I would love to see that, and before all of the restrictions, we would have. I hate COVID and cant wait to get back to see some of the crossover games we have been accustomed to.
    I think that's what I miss the most this season - the mixing it up with some out-of-conference play.

    In great news for Penn State, they have their first ever national ranking in program history, ranked #10 in the latest USCHO poll: https://gopsusports.com/news/2021/1/...n-ranking.aspx

    And here's a quick video of this weekend's goals: https://twitter.com/PennStateWHKY/st...74939516301316
    Last edited by ZedLeppelin; 01-11-2021, 01:23 PM.

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  • agfire
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post

    It would be a stretch to put Penn State on the same level as Wisconsin (or Minnesota), but I think it's also a big stretch to say Penn State couldn't compete with any WCHA team. I think they could compete with any of them outside of maybe the top three, and even then I'd still love to watch them play those three, too.
    I would love to see that and before all of the restrictions, we would have. I hate COVID and cant wait to get back to see some of the crossover games we have been accustomed to.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Originally posted by agfire View Post
    ...While PSU may be improved, they are NOT comparable to Wisconsin and I think they would have a very tough time getting a win from any WCHA team.
    It would be a stretch to put Penn State on the same level as Wisconsin (or Minnesota), but I think it's also a big stretch to say Penn State couldn't compete with any WCHA team. I think they could compete with any of them outside of maybe the top three, and even then I'd still love to watch them play those three, too.

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