Penn State Hockey Series with Ohio State Postponed Due to COVID

By Nick Polak on February 9, 2021 at 4:45 pm
Penn State Men's Hockey's upcoming series against Ohio State has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Penn State program.
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Per the team account on Twitter, the Penn State Men's Hockey upcoming series against Ohio State will be postponed due to positive COVID tests within Tier 1 personnel with the Nittany Lions program.

The Lions and Buckeyes were scheduled to hit the ice this Friday (Feb. 12) and Saturday (Feb. 13) in Pegula Ice Arena, but will now reschedule the two-game set. This marks the second consecutive series to be postponed for Penn State, though the previous one against Michigan was due to COVID concerns in Ann Arbor.

As a reminder, Tier 1 personnel includes the student-athletes, coaches, trainers, equipment staff, medical staff, physical therapists, and officials.

The Lions will now have two series (Michigan and Ohio State) to reschedule before the Big Ten Tournament begins in mind-March, which likely means that the team is in for at least one four-game week in the near future.

The Lions are scheduled to be back in action in Happy Valley against Arizona State next week (Feb. 20-21) where Guy Gadowsky's squad will hope to continue its positive momentum and keep climbing up the conference standings.

Penn State currently sits at 9-9 overall and 7-9 in the Big Ten, which places them 5th in the conference. The team has been fantastic at home, compiling a 7-3 record, but has struggled on the road (2-6).

Make sure you stick with Roar Lions Roar for any updates on when any reschedulings are set.