STrib: Gopher Hockey Team Waits for Answers

Ignatius L Hoops

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With Tuesday’s Big Ten decision to cancel fall sports, the clock is ticking for college hockey, a winter sport in name only.

The men’s season begins Oct. 3 — the Gophers are scheduled to host Bemidji State — and concludes April 10. The women’s campaign touches all four seasons, beginning Sept. 19, three days before summer ends, and concluding March 21, the second day of spring.
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Gophers men’s coach Bob Motzko is a proponent of beginning the season Thanksgiving weekend, which would allow for a season that is less disrupted and would take advantage of students not being on campus. The University of Minnesota will conclude all in-person instruction by Wednesday, Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. With few people on campus, the Gophers could be in a bubble of sorts.

“November might be a very positive time for everybody to start looking at because you keep hearing the virus is coming back, and that’s going to bring some unknowns,” Motzko said. “Well, in November [the students] are all going home. All over the country they’re going home, and they’re going to be home for a couple of months.”
 

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I know it’s the NCHC but looks like November 20th or beyond before the puck drops
 
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