WCHA Press Releases



Game Two Of Minnesota State-Bemidji State Series Postponed
Positive COVID 19 tests within MSU men's program prompts postponement of Monday's contest

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Nov. 23, 2020 – Monday's scheduled Minnesota State-Bemidji State non-conference game has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Minnesota State program. No make-up date for today's contest has been announced.

Minnesota State released the following statement regarding the postponement this morning:

"Minnesota State Maverick Athletic Department officials have announced that COVID-19 testing of its men's hockey personnel has resulted in positive results that will not allow the series with Bemidji State University to be completed this afternoon. A complement of tests guided by NCAA Sports Science Institute, Minnesota Department of Health, and Western Collegiate Hockey Association Return to Competition protocols that were administered prior to Sunday's contest between the two teams had produced no positive results prior to game time.

Monday's match-up is postponed indefinitely and immediate future competition involving the fourth-ranked Maverick men's hockey team is pending outcomes related to full contact tracing yet to be completed. Data privacy precludes further comment on the issue and any additional updates or adjustments to the schedule will be made at a later time."


About the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Men’s League

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, among the most historic, tradition-rich and successful conferences in all of collegiate athletics, will mark its 69th season of men's competition in 2020-21. The 10-team NCAA Division I conference consists of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (Chargers), the University of Alaska Anchorage (Seawolves), the University of Alaska (Nanooks), Bemidji State University (Beavers), Bowling Green State University (Falcons), Ferris State University (Bulldogs), Lake Superior State University (Lakers), Michigan Technological University (Huskies), Minnesota State University (Mavericks) and Northern Michigan University (Wildcats). For more information, visit wcha.com.