The Ivy League has decided to cancel all winter sports, it announced today, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, just as it previously did to all fall sports. Even though the six hockey-playing Ivy teams do not compete in an Ivy hockey league, they do adhere to these kinds of edicts.
As a result, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and Yale will all not be playing games this season. That brings the total to seven teams canceling their season, joining RIT.
The league said it was a unanimous decision of the eight school presidents. Penn and Columbia do not compete in hockey.
“Regrettably, the current trends regarding transmission of the COVID-19 virus and subsequent protocols that must be put in place are impeding our strong desire to return to intercollegiate athletics competition in a safe manner,” the presidents said in a statement.