Slap Shot saidfrozen4champs said
The NCAA has granted two changes that men’s and women’s college hockey coaches and commissioners have requested.
First, the NCAA moved up the date for the first allowable full-time practices.
In the past, full-time practices — 20 hours a week — often didn’t open until about the time teams were playing their preseason exhibition games.
Now, they’ll open a week earlier.
Teams will still have limited hours prior to the opening of full-time practices.
The second change allows schools to schedule other NCAA colleges in exhibition games — something that was granted temporarily during the coronavirus pandemic. It will now become permanent.
What’s the 2nd change?
The pandemic waiver to allow NCAA teams to schedule each other for exhibition games.
I like the idea in principle and enjoyed the scrimmage against the Tommies this past season, but it should come with the stipulation that nonconference games that have already been scheduled can not be redesignated as exhibitions. Otherwise it’d create a fun new way to duck marquee matchups during the WJC.