UMaine Halts Games Until Feb 4th

Black Bears Dealing With Covid Issues

The University of Maine has put a pause on all games, home and away, until February 4th. At that time, university officials say they will review the next steps.

Here’s the UMaine press release…

At this time, there are positive COVID-19 cases in UMaine Athletics, and all health and safety protocols are in place, including contract tracing, quarantining and isolating. To protect the privacy of student-athletics and employees, no details will be released.

UMaine Athletics is following all state, University of Maine System, Conference and NCAA guidelines. Testing for the programs continues for all Tier I personnel, which includes student-athletes, coaches, and support staff. America East requires antigen testing for all Tier I personnel five days a week in preparation for competitions; Hockey East requires antigen testing for all Tier I personnel seven days a week.

All of this comes at a time when both Hockey East and America East Conferences have gone to week to week scheduling games because of covid issues at several schools.

The Black Bears women’s basketball team is 12-1 (9-1 AE), the men’s team is 2-7 overall and 2-8 in AE. The men’s hockey team is  2-7-1 while the women’s hockey team is 5-6.

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