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Connecticut to assess hockey program

In a rather cryptic announcement on its web site, Connecticut has announced that it is “conduct(ing) a complete evaluation of its men’s ice hockey program. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the program’s current level of support to that of Atlantic Hockey league members and other programs in the region. The assessment will include financial support, staffing, facilities and potential revenue sources. ”

This could mean additional resources for the program to remain competitive in Atlantic Hockey (the Huskies currently do not offer scholarships); it could mean assessing what it would take for application to Hockey East, or it could mean something more ominous.

Calls to UConn have not been returned, but as more information becomes available, we’ll have it for you.

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  • RSTuthill

    Highly doubt the something more ominous part. Stafford is most likely to recommend a pathway leading to HE application including what would be needed to enable that pathway.

    • Joe

      Or BTHC. But I agree. It’s not “we’re going to cut hockey.” It’s more of a “OK, rich boosters, here’s how much we need before we accept an invite to go play with the big boys.”

  • Spidermonkey86

    UConn to HE is a great idea in theory only. No administrative support, no student support, no alumni support, and no arena.

    Unless the school wantsa to diverty funding from their Squeek Ball program and build a new arena up to HE standards, my gut tells me Quinipiac is HE bound