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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...
    Atlantic Hockey Composite schedule: www.tinyurl.com/AHAcomp2
    College Hockey America (Women) Composite Schedule: www.tinyurl.com/CHAWcomp

    AHA Pick'em spreadsheet 2019-2020: https://tinyurl.com/AHApickem19

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    Men's Atlantic Hockey Champions 2010 2015 2016
    Men's Frozen Four 2010
    Women's College Hockey America Champions 2014 2015
    Women's DIII National Champions 2012

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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.

      "... And lose, and start again at your beginnings
      And never breathe a word about your loss;" -- Rudyard Kipling

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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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • The CHA podcast this week features a talk with junior defender Jessica Adolfsson:

                https://twitter.com/CHAWomensHockey/...49366678433793

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