Boston College announced on Wednesday night that its Hockey East quarterfinal series against Providence will play this weekend without fans in the building due to the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier in the day, UMass and UMass Lowell announced the similar arrangements.
As of this writing, only the Maine-Connecticut series is scheduled to be played with fans in the building.
Brian Smith from Hockey East said on Twitter that the league is working to make sure all games played without fans are available to stream either for free if the game is not televised on NESN.
The full BC statement read:
“Beginning March 12, and until further notice, all Boston College intercollegiate games on-campus will be played without spectators.
Athletic events will take place with essential personnel and limited family attendance, and this protects the student-athletes, employees, and fans.
Only credentialed institutional personnel, student-athlete family members, credentialed media and official team party members will be allowed to attend games.
Fans who previously purchased game tickets for any of this weekend’s Hockey East quarterfinals at Conte Forum should expect to receive an email from the Boston College Athletics Ticket Office with more information on the refund process.”