Friday’s hockey game between The University of Michigan-Dearborn and Davenport University was canceled due to inclement weather.
An evening snowstorm swept through the state of Michigan Jan. 8, causing treacherous road conditions across the state and most notably the Grand Rapids area, where most campuses, including Davenport, were closed due to the weather. It also cancelled the series opener, as the Panthers were to travel to Dearborn Friday.
On a five-game win streak, UM-Dearborn looked for the weekend sweep to jump Davenport in the rankings as they continue to push to make an appearance in the national tournament. The Wolverines topped the Panthers Saturday in a shootout.
“I think it’s definitely unfortunate that we didn’t get to play the game, because I feel we’re hot right now, but I don’t think it will hurt us,” senior captain Jase Paciocco said when asked if not being able to sweep will affect his team’s move in the rankings. “We have a ton of momentum coming into the second half, so I think we just put it behind us and move on to the next game.”
Paciocco also noted that the game will not be rescheduled, but the Wolverines will earn a point in the division standings while Davenport will not.
Friday night’s game was scheduled to be a special celebration as well, as the university planned to honor the retiring Vice Chancellor Stanley Henderson.
Henderson will now be honored on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. against Kent State University.