Tonight's game (December 13, 2014) between Minnesota State and Princeton at Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato has been cancelled due to the Mavericks not having enough healthy bodies thanks to the flu.
From Minnesota State Athletic Director Kevin Buisman in a statement released by the university:
"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. 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 whichinvolved facility scheduling, individual and team travel and the fact thatthere 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."
The game will not be made up and instead be declared a no-contest.
Minnesota State (13-4-0, 10-2-0 WCHA), ranked 2nd in the SB Nation College Hockey Power Rankings, defeated Princeton 5-0 last night. The Mavericks got off to a sluggish start before overpowering the Tigers, out-shooting Princeton (2-10-1 1-7-0 ECAC) 36-6 over the last 50 minutes.
Plans for refunds for those who had tickets to Saturday's game will be announced at a later date.