Gophers men’s hockey opening series against Alaska to be rescheduled

The Gophers and Nanooks mutually agreed to reschedule their series due to health and safety concerns in the Alaska program

Forward Sammy Walker falls to the ice at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Oct. 25. The Gophers went on to lose 2-5 to the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Forward Sammy Walker falls to the ice at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Oct. 25. The Gophers went on to lose 2-5 to the University of Minnesota Duluth.

by Michael Lyne , Sports Reporter

The No. 4 Gophers men’s hockey season-opening weekend series against Alaska will not take place after the teams agreed to reschedule their two-game set due to health and safety concerns in the Nanooks program.

The Gophers will now host the Nanooks at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 15. Previously, the weekend served as a bye week for both programs.

Minnesota will now drop the puck for the first time next weekend when they host Mercyhurst for a two-game series, with the first game on Friday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. and the second game on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m.