MSU series against Wisconsin postponed


Munn Ice Arena/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Ryan Radosevich, General Assigment Reporter

EAST LANSING- This morning, it was announced that the scheduled hockey series between Michigan State and No. 14 Wisconsin on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Wisconsin hockey program. 

These two teams were scheduled to clash for the first time since their series split last season on Jan. 17 and Jan. 18. 

This is the first postponement of the season for a previously scheduled Big Ten conference matchup. 

With a couple of Badger players already missing time due to COVID-19, both schools’ medical officials deemed that the series would be unsafe to play at the current time. 

Wisconsin will wrap up the first half of the Big Ten hockey schedule with a 5-5 record. The Badgers are currently second in the Big Ten with 16 points and five regulation wins.

Michigan State, currently last in the Big Ten with a record of 2-3-1, has one more matchup on the slate as they travel to Notre Dame (3-3) on Dec. 19 and Dec. 20. This is the Spartans’ last series in the first half of the Big Ten hockey season. 

It is unknown at this time when the conference will release the second half of the Big Ten hockey schedule.

The Big Ten will look to reschedule this matchup for later in the season.