Colorado College will make a trip to the State of Hockey in February to make up a pair of postponed Pod games against Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State, the NCHC announced Wednesday.
The Tigers, who arrived to the Pod late because of a positive COVID-19 test prior to the start, will play the Bulldogs on Thursday, Feb. 18 at Amsoil Arena in Duluth before heading to the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud on Saturday, Feb. 20 to play the Huskies.
Puck drop in St. Cloud on Feb. 20 will be noon while the start time in Duluth is yet to be determined.
The Bulldogs and Huskies are scheduled to meet again this weekend at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday at Amsoil Arena in Duluth.
UPDATED REMAINING UMD SCHEDULE
Jan. 8-9 — vs. ST. CLOUD STATE
Jan. 15-16 — at Miami
Jan. 22-23 — vs. WESTERN MICHIGAN
Feb. 5-6 — vs. MIAMI
Feb. 12-13 — at Western Michigan
Feb. 18 — vs. COLORADO COLLEGE
Feb. 26 — at St. Cloud State
Feb. 27 — vs. ST. CLOUD STATE
UPDATED REMAINING SCSU SCHEDULE
Jan. 8-9 — at Minnesota Duluth
Jan. 15-16 — at Western Michigan
Jan. 22-23 — vs. MIAMI
Feb. 5-6 — vs. WESTERN MICHIGAN
Feb. 12-13 — at Miami
Feb. 20 — vs. COLORADO COLLEGE
Feb. 26 — vs. MINNESOTA DULUTH
Feb. 27 — at Minnesota Duluth
Scheduling turmoil in NCHC West
Another round of positive COVID-19 tests in the league has resulted in more scheduling changes for the NCHC, again in the temporary West Division.
The NCHC announced Wednesday positive COVID-19 test results within the Denver program has forced the postponement of the Jan. 8-9 home-and-home series between the Tigers and Denver. Instead, Colorado College will host North Dakota in a Sunday-Monday series on Jan. 10-11 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. That series was to originally be played Feb. 12-13.
The Fighting Hawks were supposed to open the post-Pod schedule with back-to-back series against Nebraska-Omaha, however, positive COVID-19 test results within the Mavericks program forced the postponement of both of those series.
The NCHC played 38 games in 21 days at Baxter Arena during the month of December in a Pod in Omaha, Nebraska, without having to postpone a game. The league has now postponed six games in the first two weeks of the post-Pod portion of the season due to positive COVID-19 tests within its programs.