The COVID-19 pandemic likely will force the cancellation of one of the best tournaments in college sports.
Hockey East commissioner Steve Metcalf on Thursday said it’s unlikely the Beanpot, normally scheduled for the first two weeks in February, will take place in 2021.
Metcalf made the remarks while speaking to reporters during a press conference to announce the 2020-21 Hockey East schedule.
The Beanpot is not a Hockey East event.
Though the news is understandable, it is nonetheless disappointing for college hockey fans, as the Beanpot is one of the premier events on the Boston sports calendar.
Northeastern University has won the last three Beanpot titles, so it’s fair to assume Boston College, Boston University and Harvard were hoping to exact some revenge this time around.
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