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Syracuse women’s ice hockey weekend series vs. Lindenwood postponed

COVID-19 issues within the Lions’ program have pushed back two games scheduled for this weekend.

Victoria Klimek and SU will return to action on Jan. 22 against Robert Morris following the postponement
Michael J. Okoniewski

The Syracuse Orange women’s ice hockey series against Lindenwood has been postponed as a result of coronavirus protocol on the Lions’ side. The two games, originally scheduled for Jan. 15 and Jan. 16, were supposed to be SU’s first games in 2021. According to the release, the new dates for the games will be announced upon confirmation. Following the postponement, the next game for the Orange will be a home tilt against Robert Morris on Friday, Jan. 22.

The Orange last played on Dec. 12 against Penn State, a 4-2 victory that improved Syracuse to 2-4-1 (2-2-1 College Hockey America) on the season. Four different ‘Cuse skaters scored in that contest, including an empty-netter from Victoria Klimek late in the third period. Klimek was later named CHA’s Player of the Month for the month of December. The senior is the team’s leader in goals and points.

Syracuse is still set to travel to Lindenwood on Feb. 12 and 13 for a two-game series in St. Charles, Mo. Beginning next Friday, SU has series’ scheduled for every weekend through the end of February, along with a Tuesday night game against RIT on Feb. 2. That RIT game was originally scheduled to be played on Nov. 29, but postponed due to COVID-19 protocol in RIT’s program.

In the six-team CHA, Syracuse sits in fourth place with five conference points, while Lindenwood and RIT sit beneath the Orange with four and two points, respectively. Conference leader Penn State, sitting at 6-1-1, has 13 conference points.