Bruins adapting as COVID-19 postpones games

Garrett Short
Updated: November 06, 2020 07:08 PM
Created: November 06, 2020 06:14 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The Austin Bruins are being forced to adapt as COVID-19 has pushed their season opener back several weeks.

The team was originally supposed to start their season on Oct. 30, but the pandemic has been their fiercest opponent. This weekend's games against Aberdeen will now be played in March. The Bruins are the only team in their division that has yet to play a game.

"It's been difficult but we've been able to stay on the ice and I think these guys are still hungry to get things going and they're itching to actually play some games. We're just trying to get our feet off the ground here and hopefully there will be no more complications going forward," Head Coach and President of Hockey Operations Steve Howard said.

The team has been able to get out on the ice to practice, but Howard said his players are eager to lace up the skates against new people.

The first game of the season will now be next Friday at home against Janesville.

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