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UConn men’s hockey’s Saturday matchup with Providence canceled

COVID issues have once against disrupted the Huskies season.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

UConn men’s hockey’s Saturday matchup with the Providence Friars will not be played due to COVID-19 protocols, Hockey East announced. The two teams were set to face-off at 4 p.m. at Freitas Ice Forum. A source told The UConn Blog it is not due to an issue within the Huskies’ program. Providence women’s hockey also had its Saturday game called off.

Despite this, UConn will remain in normal protocols with normal testing this week.

The Huskies’ men’s basketball program was forced to pause for 10 days on Jan. 27 after a referee from its win over Butler tested positive for the virus. Earlier in January, UConn women’s basketball did not play for 10 days out of an abundance of caution after Providence suspended all team activities due to COVID-19 just days after it played the Huskies.

Hockey East announced earlier this week that men’s regular season will end on Sunday, Mar. 7, meaning there are just three weekends left until the postseason begins. The conference will announce next week’s schedule at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

UConn is 8-8-2 on the season after falling 4-0 to Providence yesterday. Despite the loss, it remains fourth in the standings.