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RPI hockey will play series in an empty arena after school enacts distance protocols

Brooke Selby
Updated: March 09, 2020 12:27 AM
Created: March 09, 2020 12:25 AM

TROY - Next weekend the RPI men's hockey team will play in the ECAC quarter finals against Harvard. On Sunday,  the university announced that their games will go on for the first time, without spectators.They say the move is in response to the two local cases of coronavirus. The school says although there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus on campus, they've enacted social distancing protocols to help prevent it from spreading. 

This is the first time the men's hockey team will play in the ECAC quarter finals since 2013, Coach Smith says there's still a chance for the team to make history on the ice. Athletic Director Lee McElroy says they've worked closely with state and local officials to determine if this was the right play for the upcoming games.

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The university says the protocols are to remain in effect until they are rescinded by the school. Refunds are being offered directly through their box office to anyone who may have purchased tickets in advance. 


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