As our fall semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato is coming to an end, the beginning of winter sports is just around the corner.
The women’s hockey team begins its long-awaited season Friday and Saturday when it hosts the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. The Mavericks look to take their first win against the Bulldogs since 2016 in these home-game matchups.
Following this, the men’s hockey team will travel to Bemidji State University in a matchup between two of the top three ranked WCHA teams. The games that were originally scheduled for Nov. 20 and 21. have . been moved to Sunday, Nov. 22 and Monday, Nov. 23. The games will start at 5:07 p.m. and 3:07 p.m., respectively.
MNSU’s athletic department on Monday posted new rules and regulations for hockey game attendance. As noted in its statement, “With rising COVID-19 case rates, no fans will be admitted for home men’s and women’s hockey games scheduled through the end of the 2020 calendar year.”
Despite the lack of a live crowd, fans will be able to watch the games online through FloHockey with a subscription. Other options for Maverick fans include listening to home games on the radio with KTOE 1420-AM or watching Charter-Spectrum’s cable channel 826.
Women’s basketball starts its season as the New Year eclipses, when it takes on Bemidji State University 3:30 p.m. Jan. 2 in the Taylor Center. When the two teams met last year, the Mavericks won 84-62.
Men’s basketball will have a similar start to its season as they take on Bemidji State University men’s team immediately following the women’s game at 5:30 p.m. in the Taylor Center. The Mavericks beat the Beavers in last season’s meeting 87-60.
Lastly, the MNSU wrestling team will start its season with a match against Minot State University. MNSU holds an undefeated record of 8-0 against the Beavers as it looks to continue that streak 7 p.m. Jan. 7.