Saint Mary’s University is cutting its women’s hockey program, the university announced today. The move is expected to save the institution $120, 000, and was part of “part of a package of recommendations” that arose through budget consultations. In a media release, Athletics and Recreation Director, Steve Sarty, said that the players and coaches had been informed. “I know the news has saddened them and, no doubt, it is upsetting,” he said. All departments are being asked to reduce their budgets. The university was considering reducing funding for all teams, but reasoned that would “put all teams at a competitive disadvantage.”
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