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In a rather cryptic announcement on its web site, Connecticut has announced that it is “conduct(ing) a complete evaluation of its men’s ice hockey program. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the program’s current level of support to that of Atlantic Hockey league members and other programs in the region. The assessment will include financial support, staffing, facilities and potential revenue sources. ”

This could mean additional resources for the program to remain competitive in Atlantic Hockey (the Huskies currently do not offer scholarships); it could mean assessing what it would take for application to Hockey East, or it could mean something more ominous.

Calls to UConn have not been returned, but as more information becomes available, we’ll have it for you.