Well there’s some good news for University of North Dakota hockey fans. The wait is over. Instead of being idle this weekend, the UND hockey team will travel to Colorado Springs and take on the Colorado College Tigers in an important two-game conference series.
Originally, this weekend, UND was supposed to entertain the Omaha Mavericks at Ralph Engelstad Arena, however, the series was postponed due to a combination of positive COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals. (That seems to be a popular new buzz phrase.)
The same thing happened to the Denver Pioneers. This Weekend, the Tigers were supposed to play the Pioneers in a two-game series on January 8-9, 2021. Due to a combination of positive COVID-19 tests, you get the idea. So that series was postponed.
While the Mavericks and Pioneers remain home on quarantine, the Tigers and Hawks will play instead on January 10-11, 2021. During the Tuesday press conference Berry had made mention to this.
“Right now, the league, (UND AD) Bill Chaves and (Associate AD of Operations) Erik Martinson are very proactive in trying for us to play shortly,” Berry said referring to UND’s athletic directors. “We haven’t given up playing in the short term even though Omaha had some cases. Which doesn’t allow us to play (against the Mavericks). I think there are plans in place going forward hopefully that we can resume our regular season schedule very shortly. I think that’s due to the hard work of the NCHC and our athletic department.”
— North Dakota MHockey (@UNDmhockey) January 6, 2021
NORTH DAKOTA’s CURRENT SCHEDULE
Jan. 10 at Colorado College * 8:07PM
Jan. 11 at Colorado College * 8:07PM
Jan. 15 at Denver* 8:07PM
Jan. 16 at Denver * 8:07PM
Jan. 22 COLORADO COLLEGE *7:37PM
Jan. 23 COLORADO COLLEGE * 6:07PM
Jan. 29 at Omaha * 6:07PM
Jan. 30 at Omaha * 6:07PM
Feb. 5 DENVER * 7:37PM
Feb. 6 DENVER * 6:07PM
Feb. 19 OMAHA * 7:37PM
Feb. 20 OMAHA * 6:07PM
Feb. 26 at Omaha* 7:07PM
Mar. 5 OMAHA* 7:37PM
Mar. 12-14 NCHC Quarterfinals
Mar. 19-20 NCHC Frozen Faceoff (St. Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)
Mar. 26-27 NCAA Regionals Fargo, N.D. (Scheels Arena)
Apr. 8-10 NCAA Frozen Four Pittsburgh, Pa.