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Beanpot Unlikely, But Optimism for NCAAs

A concern over a breakout of COVID-19 on the West Point campus has forced the postponement of this weekend’s game between Army and Long Island University. In addition, sources have indicated that Army is shut down for two weeks.

The game was to be the first in program history for LIU, which just started its program in the spring and pieced together a schedule. It would been even more history for pitting LIU coach Brett Riley against his uncle, Army coach Brian Riley.

Army is still scheduled to play, for now, the following weekend, but the two-week shutdown would appear to put that in jeopardy as well. LIU’s next game on the schedule is against Quinnipiac on Nov. 25. No details on when, or whether, LIU and Army will make up the game are available at this time.

Seven programs have already canceled their entire season: All six hockey-playing Ivy League schools, and RIT.

With Atlantic Hockey set to begin its league play next week, numerous teams in the conference are facing major outbreaks on their campuses, sources have told CHN. At this time, no other games have been postponed.

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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