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With the NCAA granting spring athletes an extra season of eligibility will this effect D1/D3 hockey which starts up in October? If yes what happens to players committed for the 2020-21 season and when will they find out? What about juniors? All of the combines have been cancelled. All of this assuming things drag out obviously.
You know hockey is not considered a spring sport, yes?
Nothing has changed with regard to college football and you do know that hockey is not football, correct?
Wondering if this continues to next hockey season if USA hockey will grant a "make up year" for junior players?
It's not on the table. Just because some podcast says it is doesn't matter. What matters is the NCAA which is getting enough blowback on the spring sports. Schools are ******* Coaches are ******* Recruits are *******
Spring sports are not money makers yet schools are going to have to fund additonal scholarship money for money losing sports at a time where many don't know how attendance will shake out in the fall. Many schools rely on full tuition paying international students. That will decline. Football and football revenues will in all liklihood be disrupted.
If no junior season next year USA hockey could allow it for the following year. So all affected junior players could essentially be allowed to play until 21 instead of 20. Big deal. Could be done.
They won’t. There is a limited number of over-agers to begin with so they are aren’t going to back up the whole system for a few.