After an abbreviated 2020-21 season that saw a number of shutdowns, postponements and cancellations plague the league, Hockey East has returned normal for the 2021-22 campaign.
How will teams like BC bounce back after losing a slew of talent to the pros? Will reigning Hockey East and national champion UMass defend its titles? How will teams look after the NCAA added an extra year of eligibility and opened the transfer portal? Will an in-state school represent the conference at the 2022 Frozen Four (hosted at Boston's TD Garden for the first time since 2015)?
New York Hockey Journal looks at the status of each of the 11 men's teams in Hockey East for the new campaign, which kicked off on Oct. 2.
This article appeared in the print edition of the September/October 2021 New York Hockey Journal magazine.