AD Bob Durocher Issues Update On SLU Winter Sports
St. Lawrence University Senior Vice President for Athletics Bob Durocher has a issued a statement to the Laurentian community with an update on St. Lawrence winter sports in light of the cancellation of Liberty League winter sports conference play and championships.
Dear Laurentian Community, I write to provide you an update on winter sports. Earlier today, the Liberty League announced that all winter league competitions and championships are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, at St. Lawrence, we plan to have as many winter sports teams as possible participate in practices and intra-squad activities. We will also consider the potential for some intercollegiate scrimmages or competitions later in the winter season with limited regional opponents if public health conditions permit. I share in your disappointment and want you to know that our priority remains our entire campus community's health and safety. Division I Hockey St. Lawrence still intends to play Division I hockey this year. While ECAC Hockey continues to discuss the best path forward, we are attempting to coordinate non-conference competitions. While we don't anticipate that fans will be allowed due to public health protocols, we will stream our home games on ESPN+. Other Winter Sports Leagues The College Squash Association, the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association, and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association have not decided about winter sports. It is important to understand that some of our opponents have already canceled all winter athletic competition. Spring Sports We are hopeful that public health conditions will allow our participation in spring sports. However, these discussions have not yet started. I am so proud of the job that our teams have done this fall to keep our campus safe while also providing an opportunity for our student-athletes to continue their development of collaborative and leadership skills. I look forward to the next semester and wish you and your families a healthy and Happy Thanksgiving. Go Saints! Bob Durocher Athletic Director