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    Quote Originally Posted by Rightnut View Post
    Do they have an autobid?
    Actually, as of right now -- no, surprisingly, their 2021-2022 autobid is not yet guaranteed:

    https://www.theicegarden.com/platfor...not-guaranteed

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    Re: NEWHA Conference Announcement (Scholarships, OOC Scheduling, Autobid, etc.)

    Quote Originally Posted by TonyTheTiger20 View Post
    Actually, as of right now -- no, surprisingly, their 2021-2022 autobid is not yet guaranteed:

    https://www.theicegarden.com/platfor...not-guaranteed
    And in fact, sources have confirmed to The Ice Garden that the NCAA is unwilling to allow for more than 50% of the tournament field to be filled with conference champion automatic qualifiers.
    However, increasing the field to nine teams wouldn't change the fact that five autobids would still be more than 50% of the tournament field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARM View Post
    However, increasing the field to nine teams wouldn't change the fact that five autobids would still be more than 50% of the tournament field.
    It wouldn't, but they might be thinking they can justify it by saying that it's not *really* a tournament game or something. I don't know. But I know that's where a lot of the talk has been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyTheTiger20 View Post
    It wouldn't, but they might be thinking they can justify it by saying that it's not *really* a tournament game or something. I don't know. But I know that's where a lot of the talk has been.
    Like the squeekball playins that don't get the T-Shirt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Like the squeekball playins that don't get the T-Shirt?
    Lol possibly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyTheTiger20 View Post
    Actually, as of right now -- no, surprisingly, their 2021-2022 autobid is not yet guaranteed:

    https://www.theicegarden.com/platfor...not-guaranteed
    As a single sport conference, I believe you need 2 years with a 5(?) member stable core before you are guaranteed the autobid.

    That would (should) make 21-22 the AQ year. Grant - why not?

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    Re: NEWHA Conference Announcement (Scholarships, OOC Scheduling, Autobid, etc.)

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    That would (should) make 21-22 the AQ year. Grant - why not?
    This is the relevant section from the article --

    The league is eligible for a bid to the NCAA Women’s Hockey NC (National Collegiate) Championship, but it does not say the league will be granted one. And in fact, sources have confirmed to The Ice Garden that the NCAA is unwilling to allow for more than 50% of the tournament field to be filled with conference champion automatic qualifiers. With the CHA, ECAC, Hockey East, and WCHA champions currently granted an automatic berth in the 8-team NCAA tournament, that makes the 4-out-of-8 autobid slots full. So as it stands right now, the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance is not set to be granted an NCAA tournament autobid when eligible, in the 2021-2022 season.

    However, sources have also confirmed that the NCAA Women’s Hockey tournament committee is considering tournament expansion to accommodate for the additional automatic qualifier. An expansion to 10 teams seems to be on the table, however the most talked about possibility seems to be an expansion to 9 teams, with an 8 vs. 9 play-in game accommodating the new NEWHA berth. That would appear to make the most sense, given that the NCAA has been reluctant to expand the women’s hockey tournament much further than its current size given the limited number of schools sponsoring the sport, but also that they are looking to fit in a fifth automatic bid from a conference consisting of both D-I and D-II schools.

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    Re: NEWHA Conference Announcement (Scholarships, OOC Scheduling, Autobid, etc.)

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Like the squeekball playins that don't get the T-Shirt?
    A possible compromise would be that the NEWHA champion does not get an autobid, but does get T-shirts for all.

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    Re: NEWHA Conference Announcement (Scholarships, OOC Scheduling, Autobid, etc.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Leather helmet View Post
    A possible compromise would be that the NEWHA champion does not get an autobid, but does get T-shirts for all.
    Based on how tight the NCAA's purse strings have been kept when it comes to women's hockey, I'm thinking more like one t-shirt to share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARM View Post
    Based on how tight the NCAA's purse strings have been kept when it comes to women's hockey, I'm thinking more like one t-shirt to share.
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    Re: NEWHA Conference Announcement (Scholarships, OOC Scheduling, Autobid, etc.)

    As a native Long Islander Iíd be happier if NEWHA was GAWHA (Greater Atlantic), but Iím not looking this gift horse in the mouth. I grew up at a time before Wisconsin was a state and the only thing women were doing on ice was cutting figures, so the reality of a team from Brooklyn bringing D-1 hockey, to say nothing of a team like the Badgers, to Syosset is remarkable. And at a time when the womenís pro prospects are somewhat muddled, itís nice to read the informed enthusiasm of The Ice Gardenís stringer when he applauds the current state of the womenís collegiate game. The equally non-boilerplate enthusiasm of the LIU coach is also encouraging, given the challenge of starting a program where there are no mercy rules. The Sharks are #1 in my pre-season conference poll, though Iíd ditch the name for something a little more tourist friendly.

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    [QUOTE=thirdtime's . . .; The Sharks are #1 in my pre-season conference poll, though Iíd ditch the name for something a little more tourist friendly.[/QUOTE]


    I kinda think the new mascot and logo are an improvement


    If you have LIU-B first what are the rest of your rankings for the conf look like?

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    Re: NEWHA Conference Announcement (Scholarships, OOC Scheduling, Autobid, etc.)

    Twitch?

    Twitch Named Exclusive Live Streaming Partner of the NWHL
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    "All NWHL games and programming will be available on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/nwhl. Fans will be able to watch every NWHL game, free of charge, from anywhere, on any device. Best of all, they will be able to engage with other fans throughout the games, and–at times–with the players, broadcasters, and other NWHL influencers."
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    Re: NEWHA Conference Announcement (Scholarships, OOC Scheduling, Autobid, etc.)

    Quote Originally Posted by mnwis View Post
    If you have LIU-B first what are the rest of your rankings for the conf look like?
    I've been instructed by Vegas not to rank the rest of the conference.

    Quote Originally Posted by D2D View Post
    Twitch?
    D2D, for the first time in 8,176 posts you have landed on the wrong thread! The NEWHA (aka Greater Atlantic Conference) is not likely to be Twitched.

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    Re: NEWHA Conference Announcement (Scholarships, OOC Scheduling, Autobid, etc.)

    mnwis, late night hi-jinx aside, I know nothing about these teams, other than that one is from Brooklyn, is starting from scratch, and appears to be diligent in doing so; therefore my ancestral Flatbush heart is with them. Call me a homer from long ago. Your thoughts on this league surely have a lot more going for them than mine.

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    Re: NEWHA Conference Announcement (Scholarships, OOC Scheduling, Autobid, etc.)

    Quote Originally Posted by thirdtime's . . . View Post
    I've been instructed by Vegas not to rank the rest of the conference.



    D2D, for the first time in 8,176 posts you have landed on the wrong thread! The NEWHA (aka Greater Atlantic Conference) is not likely to be Twitched.
    For a moment there, I thought this had become a general-interest thread, and was prepared to throw in a couple of Megan Keller puns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdtime's . . . View Post
    D2D, for the first time in 8,176 posts you have landed on the wrong thread! The NEWHA (aka Greater Atlantic Conference) is not likely to be Twitched.
    Oops!
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    I hope the new conference succeeds, does ok out of conference, and doesn't get embarrassed when they play their 1st NCAA tournament game.

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