The opening series for the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team has been postponed due to a player testing positive for COVID-19, according to a university spokesperson.

UNH had been scheduled to play a home-and-home series Friday and Saturday against Boston College, the nation's second-ranked team, but Hockey East postponed both games.

Friday's season-opener was postponed roughly 4 1/2 hours prior to puck drop due to an inconclusive COVID-19 test, the spokesperson said Friday. That test was confirmed to be a positive infection, the spokesperson confirmed Saturday.

According to the spokesperson, COVID-19 protocols are being followed and both teams are waiting to see if their games December 4 and 5, scheduled against the University of Massachusetts, can be played. It is unclear when or if the games against Boston College will be played.

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