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WCHA releases hockey schedule, Nanooks begin season Dec. 4

Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 8:21 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -

The Alaska Nanooks can now envision a hockey season after the WCHA released a 2020-21 composite schedule. Details are still to be hashed out, including which games will be for the coveted Governor’s Cup against the University of Alaska Anchorage, as well as fan attendance. The first home series for the Nanooks will come at beginning of December when they host the Seawolves. WCHA play will begin January 1 when UAF visits Lake Superior State. Each WCHA team will play a single series against the other nine league schools with all but three of the contests slated to be played in January and February 2021.

“In addition to state and local health and safety guidelines in force at each WCHA campus, the 2020-21 schedule will play out under the WCHA’s Return to Competition protocols. Those protocols will include COVID-19 testing for student-athletes, coaches, staff and game officials as well as social-distancing requirements at all WCHA arenas,” the WCHA press release said.

The weekend of March 5-6 has been designated as a bye weekend for all 10 schools and will be used as a make-up game weekend should any league series or single games be postponed.

The league series breakdown for each team will be four home, four road and one home-and-home for a total of nine home and nine road contests. All game dates are subject to change.

DateOpponentLocation
Dec. 4Alaska AnchorageFairbanks, AK
Dec. 5Alaska AnchorageFairbanks, AK
Dec. 11Alaska AnchorageAnchorage, AK
Dec. 12Alaska AnchorageAnchorage, AK
Jan. 1Lake Superior StateSault Ste. Marie, MI
Jan. 2Lake Superior StateSault Ste. Marie, MI
Jan. 8Northern MichiganFairbanks, AK
Jan. 9Northern MichiganFairbanks, AK
Jan. 15Bowling GreenBowling Green, OH
Jan. 16Bowling GreenBowling Green, OH
Jan. 22Bemidji StateFairbanks, AK
Jan. 23Bemidji StateFairbanks, AK
Jan. 29Alabama HuntsvilleFairbanks, AK
Jan. 30Alabama HuntsvilleFairbanks, AK
Feb. 5Michigan TechHoughton, MI
Feb. 6Michigan TechHoughton, MI
Feb. 11Ferris StateFairbanks, AK
Feb. 13Ferris StateFairbanks, AK
Feb. 19Minnesota State - MankatoMankato, MN
Feb. 20Minnesota State - MankatoMankato, MN
Feb. 26Alaska AnchorageAnchorage, AK
Feb. 27Alaska AnchorageFairbanks, AK

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