Sandy could wreck havoc on UND hockeyGRAND FORKS — Hurricane Sandy is disrupting most everything on the East Coast. There’s a chance it could disrupt some hockey games in Grand Forks this weekend, too.
By: Brad Schlossman , Forum Communications
GRAND FORKS — Hurricane Sandy is disrupting most everything on the East Coast.
There’s a chance it could disrupt some hockey games in Grand Forks this weekend, too.
The University of North Dakota women are scheduled to host Clarkson — a school located in Potsdam, N.Y. — and the men are slated to host Boston University in nonconference games Friday and Saturday in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Both schools have already entered emergency preparations for the hurricane, which made landfall Monday and is expected to continue battering New England for the next few days.
Boston University canceled classes Monday. Clarkson is planning to cancel classes today should power be out on campus.
Flights in both places are being canceled already.
“We haven’t heard a word yet,” UND women’s coach Brian Idalski said of the possible travel problems.
The women’s series is scheduled for Friday and Saturday afternoon because several players, including Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux and Josefine Jakobsen, are expected to leave for Finland and the Four Nations tournament on Sunday.
The last time UND had a game canceled or rescheduled came in the 2010-11 season, when a blizzard canceled a Saturday men’s game at Minnesota State-Mankato. The game was rescheduled for Sunday afternoon.
The logistics of a makeup game could be difficult. The only common time off between the UND and Boston University men would be over Christmas break.
The only common time off between the UND and Clarkson women also is over Christmas break.
Both series are expected to be national highlights.
The UND men checked in at No. 5 in the national rankings Monday, while Boston University was ranked No. 12
On the women’s side, UND is ranked No. 9, while Clarkson is No. 4.