NCAA Frozen Four in Detroit will be played without fans

The NCAA Frozen Four scheduled at Little Caesars Arena, will be played without fans amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
NCAA President Mark Emmert announced Wednesday afternoon that the league decided “to conduct our upcoming championship events, including the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, with only essential staff and limited family attendance.”

Earlier in the day on Wednesday the Columbus Blue Jackets announced that they would abide by Ohio Governor DeWine’s announcement today that prohibited mass gatherings in the state of Ohio. Remaining home games while the order is in effect, including tomorrow vs. Pittsburgh, will be played as scheduled, but with restricted attendance in compliance with today’s announcement. The Capitals visit the Blue Jackets on Thursday, March 19.

Monumental Sports announced on Wednesday that Capital One Arena will remain open to the public for Washington Capitals and Wizards games in addition to other events. Washington mayor Murial Bowser declared a state of emergency across the city later on.

Also on Wednesday Harvard University announced that the ECAC Hockey men’s quarterfinal best-of-three series between RPI and Harvard, has been cancelled, bringing an end to the season for the Crimson and Capitals’ goaltending prospect Mitchell Gibson.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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