BEMIDJI, Minn. (KEYC) — Just one day after opening up the season with a 5-0 victory against Bemidji State, the Minnesota State Mavericks men’s hockey team is already experiencing its first change to the 2020-2021 schedule due to COVID-19.
Monday’s series finale between the two teams won’t take place as scheduled after the MSU Athletic Department announced there were positive COVID-19 test results for team personnel.
There were no positive cases prior to the game played on Sunday between the Beavers and Mavericks.
As for what happens next with the men’s hockey program, the team is scheduled to host the Beavers in Mankato Friday and Saturday, but that could change at any moment once MSU goes through full contact tracing.
The Mavericks are not the only team in the WCHA running into a bump in the road right off the bat. Northern Michigan University announced Monday it would postpone its first six games of the season due to COVID-19 testing results.
The schedule adjustments for those impacted matchups will come at a later date.
On Monday, health officials from the Minnesota Department of Health reported an additional 6,353 new cases of the virus and 24 new COVID-related deaths.