Sunday’s scheduled playoff game between the Minnesota Whitecaps and Metropolitan Riveters was postponed because of weather-related travel issues for the Riveters, a Whitecaps spokeswoman said.
The National Women’s Hockey League was working with the teams to reschedule the game, with the new date expected to be announced Monday.
The Whitecaps and Riveters were set to play a NWHL playoff semifinal at Tria Rink in St. Paul, and all 1,200 tickets for that event sold out in 25 hours last week.
The Riveters were originally scheduled to fly to Minnesota on Saturday night, but the flight was canceled, according to a Whitecaps spokeswoman. The Riveters tried flying on Sunday morning, with a connecting flight, but wouldn’t have been able to make it in time for the scheduled 1:30 p.m. faceoff.
The NWHL had planned to hold the Isobel Cup Final next weekend, another possible home game for the top-seeded Whitecaps, who sold out all eight regular-season games this season at Tria Rink.
In the other NWHL semifinal, the Buffalo Beauts defeated the Boston Pride 4-0 on Saturday, with former Gopher and U.S. Olympian Dani Cameranesi getting a goal and two assists. The winner of the Whitecaps/Riveters game will face the Beauts in the final.