Boston University men’s hockey team pauses all activities after positive COVID-19 test

The Boston University men’s hockey team has paused all athletic activities and canceled Saturday’s game at UConn after a positive COVID-19 test.



a person walking down a sidewalk in front of a building: The BU men's hockey team has paused all activities at Agganis Arena.


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The BU men’s hockey team has paused all activities at Agganis Arena.

According a statement from the school, the positive test came from a member of the team’s Tier 1 personnel, which includes athletes, coaches, managers, and support staff. Tier 1 personnel are tested three times a week in accordance with NCAA, Hockey East, and university protocols.

“To ensure the health and safety of the BU campus and greater Boston community, the Department of Athletics and all of its varsity programs have been following state, city and University guidelines since returning to campus in August,” the statement read.

The Terriers were originally scheduled to open the men’s hockey season this weekend with a pair of games at Vermont, but that series was postponed when Vermont decided to delay the start of its men’s and women’s hockey and basketball seasons until Dec. 18.

Earlier this week, the Catamounts announced that the men’s hockey team had paused team activities following four positive coronavirus tests among the program’s Tier 1 personnel.

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