St. Cloud State University pauses all women’s ice hockey activities due to several positive COVID-19 tests

St. Cloud State University paused all women’s ice hockey team activities for at least the week of Nov. 15 due to several positive COVID-19 tests within the Huskies’ program.

According to the statement, as of Sunday morning, a total of eight individuals within the St. Cloud State women’s hockey program have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past nine days.

The student-athletes who meet the mandatory quarantine criteria based on contact tracing guidelines will remain in quarantine for 14 days. COVID-19 testing for all women’s hockey student-athletes will continue throughout the season.

As a result of the pause, St. Cloud State’s season-opening home series with Bemidji State set for Nov.20-21 has been postponed. No make-up dates have been set at this time.

“I share the disappointment being felt by the student-athletes and coaches at both St. Cloud State and Bemidji State,” WCHA Women’s League Commissioner Jennifer Flowers said. “The first priority of the WCHA and our member institutions has always been the health and well-being of everyone associated with our seven programs. St. Cloud State continues to follow local, state, NCAA and WCHA guidelines regarding COVID-19 testing and tracking and we hope to see them back on the ice soon.”’