Loose light fixture covering postpones Friday’s game at Mercyhurst between Lakers, Robert Morris

Firemen tend to the loose light fixture covering at Mercyhurst Ice Center (photo: Mercyhurst Athletics).

The men’s hockey game between Mercyhurst and Robert Morris scheduled for Friday night at the Mercyhurst Ice Center was postponed.

A protective covering over a light fixture came loose prior to play and with its positioning over the ice, officials postponed the game in the interest of safety.

The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:05 p.m. at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. All fans holding a ticket to the Nov. 29 game will have it honored on Jan. 14.

A home-and-home series between the two teams was already scheduled for Jan. 17-18, so the teams will now play three times that week.

The Lakers and Colonials play on Saturday at Colonial Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m.