When Don Lucia retired as head coach of Minnesota a couple years ago, he knew he wasn’t going to be away from the game entirely.
After spending the last two seasons helping Minnesota’s and Alaska’s programs in various capacities, while shuttling between his homes in the Twin Cities and Fairbanks, Lucia has formally made his way back to college hockey by accepting the job as commissioner of the CCHA.
In joining new-look CCHA as first commissioner, Lucia says he’s ‘here to represent all seven schools’
There’s been rumors of dissent from the non-Minnesota based schools, almost as if they expect favoritism to come into play. However, those are only rumors.
A look back at highlights from the first ever virtual QMJHL Entry Draft and what was a very historic event for the Gatineau Olympiques.
Imagine the disaster if someone like Max Domi, who has a pre-existing condition—diabetes—caught COVID while playing and, God forbid, died from it. Just shut it all down. Clearly the virus cannot be contained by the NHL’s protocols.
[Ed.: Some people, even young people, without pre-existing conditions have also died. Yes, it’s a bigger risk for some players than others, and we’re probably all more worried about those players, but nobody is guaranteed to be fine—which just makes it even more urgent that the NHL shut it down. As for our readers, please stay safe out there!]
A real heartwarming story, but let’s not forget that the NHL has a long ways to go.