It didn’t take long for Hockey East to have its first covid-19 postponement; the season opener on Friday between Boston College and the University of New Hampshire was postponed due to an inconclusive test. There was some hope that they’d play Saturday’s game as scheduled, but then today after a second test, “inconclusive” became “positive” and the whole weekend series was postponed.
Tonight’s Boston College at UNH men’s hockey game has been postponed. A UNH player has tested positive for COVID-19 #wmur— Jamie Staton (@JamieStatonWMUR) November 21, 2020
If this is any indication of how the rest of the NCAA season is going to go—and there’s no reason to believe it isn’t, considering the difficulty various US universities have had controlling outbreaks in situations that don’t involve heavy breathing and frequent body contact—the Ivy League’s decision to cancel their season is only looking better.
Meanwhile, in Halifax, the Mooseheads have joined the list of QMJHL teams to postpone games due to a positive test, proving that this problem isn’t limited to college hockey. The national teams aren’t escaping, either:
Hockey Canada released a statement just now, indicating a "non-core member of its National Junior Team staff" has tested positive for COVID-19. They are quarantining, as is anyone in close contact with that person. pic.twitter.com/BvTtLIEwGJ— J.D. Burke (@JDylanBurke) November 22, 2020
Halifax Mooseheads postpone 2 games after positive COVID-19 test | CBC News
The Halifax Mooseheads have postponed games on Saturday and Wednesday after a team employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has not been in contact with any players or hockey staff, according to a release Saturday.
BC-UNH season-opener postponed
When making its new Covid-conscious schedule, Hockey East built in some flexibility in case any postponements were necessary with the pandemic spiking up once again. Well, we didn't have to wait long to see that flexibility utilized.
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