Boston College Women’s Hockey received votes in the season-opening USCHO Poll this week, as they look to rebound from a rough 2019-2020 season.
That’s largely a redux of the final poll from March 2020, except with Wisconsin and Minnesota getting the usual rankings boost from being Wisconsin and Minnesota (Cornell was the near-unanimous #1 and Minnesota was 6th at the end of the season).
Last year’s women’s hockey season was cut short, just like everything else, thanks to COVID-19. The national tournament was scrapped just days before it was set to begin, so if you’re looking for a morbidly selfish silver lining to all this, if BC couldn’t play in the national tournament, well doggone it, nobody else could either.
The 2020-2021 season does look like it will have some semblance of normalcy. Hockey East is expected to release the revised schedule literally any day now, with games expected to start on November 20th. Almost no non-conference games are expected, so there will likely not be a Pairwise, and any national tournament would probably have to be selected via the old “smoke filled room” method.
Expect a schedule announcement shortly, and we’ll have a full preview of BC Women’s Hockey’s rebound season next week before the games begin!