Right now, things are not normal.
The commissioners of college hockey’s six men’s conferences have been on calls about once a week discussing the global coronavirus pandemic and sharing different ideas of how — and when — they might be able to play the 2020-21 season.
The only major domino to fall thus far is the six Ivy League schools — Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown and Princeton — announcing they won’t compete until at least Jan. 1. There have been other changes, like the canceling of numerous nonconference flight trips, but those are of the smaller variety.
In the last two weeks, athletic departments have been fully focused on making decisions on their fall sports teams. Now, those decisions have largely been finalized and the attention is expected to turn toward winter sports like hockey.