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Dec. 13: Tonight's Men's Hockey Game Cancelled
Game cancelled because of illness to Minnesota State Mankato men's hockey student-athletes.
MInnesota State University, Mankato Athletic Communications News Release, 12-13-2014
Mankato, Minn. --- Kevin Buisman, Minnesota State University, Mankato director of athletics, has announced that tonight's men's hockey game between Minnesota State Mankato and Princeton, originally scheduled for 7:07 p.m. Saturday in Mankato, has been cancelled.
"Several members of our men's hockey team have come down with the flu and we do not have enough healthy student-athletes to field a team tonight," said Buisman. "After consulting with several stakeholders, including the NCAA, Verizon Wireless Center and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, and discussing our options, it was decided to cancel the game. There were several complicating factors in the decision which involved facility scheduling, individual and team travel and the fact that there is no guarantee that we would have enough bodies to play tomorrow. We know that our fan base and those that follow us would have wanted to see the third-rated Mavericks play tonight and hope everyone can understand this difficult situation and the issues we faced in coming to this decision."
Buisman said that the game would be declared a "no contest" and that plans for ticket reimbursement will be announced at a later date.
Next action for Minnesota State Mankato is Jan. 2-3 with a league road series at Northern Michigan on the docket.
For additional updates, check the Minnesota State Mankato athletic department website.