We are in unprecedented times not just in the hockey space, sports both professional and amateur, but the world as we know it.
At 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, less than two hours before Hartland and Trenton were scheduled to take the ice at USA Hockey Arena for warm-ups in preparation for their Division-II Semifinal game, the MHSAA announced that all winter sports postseasons had been suspended until further notice due to concerns of the COVID-19 health risks.
“Based on the events of the last 48 hours and with things changing by the minute, we believe we have no choice but to suspend our winter tournaments immediately,” MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said. “This is a suspension until we have a better handle on the situation. The health and welfare of everyone involved is our number one priority.”
The Eagles and Trojans, Brother Rice, Marquette, Country Day, Calumet, Midland Dow, Gabriel Richard, DCC, Byron Center, Saginaw Heritage and Howell's seasons all stopped in their tracks with the State Finals 48 hours away.
Postponed? Cancelled altogether? Will be rescheduled? At this time, it's too early to speculate and the current climate of the situation changes extremely fast. To get up-to-the-minute updates from the MHSAA, click HERE. Looking to vent? So am I, so connect with me on Twitter and we can talk about it together.