Commissioner Josh Fenton on the state of the NCHC early in the offseason

Episode 28: The Rink Live video podcast for May 18, 2020

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Mick Hatten is the host of The Rink Live podcast. Photo by Clint Austin, cover art by Troy Becker.

On March 12, the day before the NCHC playoffs were set to begin, the conference made the decision to cancel its postseason tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Like most conferences, the NCHC makes most of its operating budget from its annual postseason tournament. Fenton joins The Rink Live's Jess Myers and Mick Hatten to discuss how the conference is doing financially, the contingency plans the conference is looking at for different scenarios in the fall, whether or no rule changes will be implemented for the 2020-21 season and more.


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Jess Myers covers college hockey, as well as outdoors, general sports and travel, for The Rink Live and the Forum Communications family of publications. He came to FCC in 2018 after three decades of covering sports as a freelancer for a variety of publications, while working full time in politics and media relations. A native of Warroad, Minn. (the real Hockeytown USA), Myers has a degree in journalism/communications from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He lives in the Twin Cities. Contact Jess via email at, or find him on Twitter via @JessRMyers. English speaker.
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