After having its series set for this weekend against Ohio State postponed, Penn State has now also announced that its upcoming series against Arizona State will be canceled with no plans to reschedule.
The Penn State mens hockey series against Arizona State scheduled for February 20-21 has been canceled due to positive COVID-19 results among Penn States Tier 1 personnel. The contest will not be rescheduled.— Penn State Mens Hockey (@PennStateMHKY) February 11, 2021
Given that the Sun Devils are not part of the Big Ten conference, it's not surprising that the programs will not attempt to reschedule the series at a later date, especially when the Nittany Lions already have series to make up with Michigan and Ohio State.
As was the reasoning for the postponement for the Buckeyes series, next week's set with Arizona State is canceled due to positive COVID-19 test results among Tier 1 personnel within the Nittany Lion program. The two games had been set for Saturday (Feb. 20) and Sunday (Feb. 21).
As of right now, the next Penn State game will take place when Minnesota comes to town on Saturday, Feb. 22, though if the program is cleared in time, it's possible they try to fit in one of the rescheduled series earlier that week.
If the Lions' next game is as scheduled, however, it will mean that the team will have a 29-day layoff from its most recent game (an OT loss against Notre Dame). Even without the effects of possible COVID-19 positive tests among members of the team, that is hardly an ideal situation to be facing with the conference-leading Gophers coming to town.
Roar Lions Roar will continue to keep you updated as things progress.