Today, Northeastern announced that it will not have any winter sport activity until December 18, at the earliest.
Northeastern postpones winter sports until Dec. 18.— Northeastern Huskies (@GoNUathletics) November 24, 2020
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The reason behind the pause: multiple teams on the Northeastern campus have had small outbreaks of COVID-19.
Northeastern AD Jeff Konya had already made the call to suspend fall sports until the spring - potentially, at least, as no plans to play them have been made yet.
Northeastern has reported a total of 334 total cases, 279 of which are students.
The school reports that according to their contact tracing, “nearly all cases are due to off-campus activity.”
Vermont had already made a similar decision in delaying winter sports until December 18th, which has already brought havoc upon Hockey East schedules.
Needless to say, the addition of the Huskies to the "not participating" list will cause more damage.
Maine also announced that it would be halting activities until December 8th.
We will be holding off on our Weekly Women’s Hockey article at this time, as the Boston Pride have already been delayed into 2021, Harvard has cancelled their season, and Boston University has not yet played a game.
Slow times on the local hockey scene...