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.
This weekend's series against Ohio State has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 results among Penn State's Tier 1 personnel.— Penn State Mens Hockey (@PennStateMHKY) February 9, 2021
The institutions will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify rescheduling options.#WeAre #HockeyValley
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.