As first reported by School Hockey Information, Notre Dame has been pressured to withdraw from this 12 months’s males’s NCAA Match on account of Covid protocols.
Right here is the official launch from the NCAA:
The deadline for withdrawing groups to get replaced was 7pm EST this previous Monday, which implies that after Notre Dame’s withdrawal, their opening spherical recreation in opposition to Boston School has been dominated a ‘no contest’ and Boston School will advance to the Albany regional last to face the winner of St. Cloud State/Boston College.
Notre Dame was solely within the match this 12 months after receiving the ultimate at-large bid, a spot that opened up after St. Lawrence, the ECAC league champion, was pressured to withdraw from the sphere on account of a constructive Covid take a look at. And St. Lawrence’s ECAC championship got here as the results of 9 of the league’s 12 groups not enjoying within the league playoffs on account of Covid restrictions, permitting the 6-8-3 Saints to assert an automated bid with only a pair of playoff victories.