This evening’s game with visiting Mercyhurst as well as this Saturday’s road game opposite the Lakers have been postponed due to COVID-19 protocol within the Mercyhurst program.
An announcement from Mercyhurst says the postponements are due to COVID-19 protocol at RIT, but two sources at RIT confirmed to USCHO.com that the Tigers hockey team has zero cases currently.
UPDATE: Atlantic Hockey cleared up the confusion with a tweet Thursday night:
For transparency purposes, this series was postponed out of precaution as per our league COVID-19 protocols. Neither team has positive tests, but there was close contact by Mercyhurst with Air Force who had positive tests upon their return to Colorado. Better to be safe.
— Atlantic Hockey (@Atlantic_Hockey) January 15, 2021
RIT’s’ game at Canisius scheduled for next Tuesday, Jan. 19, has also been postponed due to COVID-19 protocol within the Golden Griffins program.
Two games previously postponed versus Canisius have tentatively been rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 29 at 7:05 p.m. on the road and Saturday, Jan. 30 at 5:05 p.m. at home.
RIT’s home game versus Niagara scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, has tentatively been moved to Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:05 p.m. to accommodate the Canisius change.
The Tigers’ next scheduled game is against visiting Robert Morris next Saturday, Jan. 23, at 5:05 p.m.