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MTU Releases Hockey Schedule – Thursday Sports Wrap

WCHA

Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan have released their hockey schedules for the 2020-2021 season.

Assuming restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are eased by that time, the Huskies will open with non-conference home games against the University of Michigan October 9th and 10th. In other non-WCHA play, Tech will visit Clarkson in late October, and host Arizona State in mid-February. The Winter Carnival series will be played against Alabama-Huntsville February 5th and 6th. MTU and Northern Michigan will face off in home-and-home series the first weekend in December, and the last weekend in February.

Northern will start its season at home against Boston University October 16th and 17th. The Wildcats’ non-conference schedule also includes home games against Colgate in late November, and a visit to North Dakota in early January.

See MTU’s full schedule here. See NMU’s full schedule here.

The 2020-2021 campaign will be Tech’s 100th hockey season. It also stands to be the last for both the Huskies and Wildcats in the WCHA. They, and the five other Midwestern teams in the league, are leaving the conference, and will begin play in the revitalized Central Collegiate Hockey Association in the fall of 2021.

Finlandia

The Finlandia University women’s hockey team has added a new goaltender. Cassie Troy is from Bailey, Colorado, and has played the past two seasons for the 19U Laramie Outlaws.

MLB

Multiple reports are circulating that Major League Baseball hopes to begin play as early as July 1st. The latest plan would involve re-opening training camps on June 10th. Owners plan to present the proposal to the players’ union within the next week. Whether the games would be played in the teams’ regular stadiums, or in quarantined spring training facilities, has yet to be determined. Officials admit that a significant increase in testing capability will still be needed before the season can proceed.

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