NMU-Michigan Tech hockey series postponed due to COVID-19


RIVALRY POSTPONED—NMU forward Hank Crone scores a goal against Michigan Tech goaltender Blake Pietila on Saturday, Nov. 13 in the teams’ last meeting. This weekend’s series between the two teams has been postponed, and both schools are attempting to re-schedule the series for later in the season. Travis Nelson/NW

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor

This weekend’s rivalry hockey series between NMU and Michigan Tech is postponed due to health and safety precautions within the Wildcats’ program, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced on Friday afternoon.

The announcement comes a day after the CCHA had delayed the originally scheduled Friday game in Marquette between the Huskies and Wildcats to Sunday, while keeping the game in Houghton on Saturday as scheduled.

A news release from the CCHA said the following:

“The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) announced today that the Michigan Tech vs. Northern Michigan home-and-home series, originally scheduled for Friday, Jan. 21 in Marquette and Saturday, Jan. 22 in Houghton, has been postponed due to health and safety precautions within Northern Michigan’s hockey program.”

“The CCHA, Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan are working together to reschedule the two contests for later dates during the 2021-22 season.”

“All tickets purchased for the Friday, Jan. 21st, Saturday, Jan. 22nd and Sunday, Jan. 23rd games will transfer to the new dates when announced. Refunds will be honored up to 24 hours prior to the new dates. For ticket information at Michigan Tech, please call (906) 487-2073 or email [email protected]. For ticket information at Northern Michigan, please call (906) 227-1032 or email [email protected].”