NWHL suspends season due to COVID-19 concerns

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The National Women's Hockey League bubble has burst.

The league announced on social media the 2021 NWHL season has been suspended due to COVID-19 concerns just one day before playoffs were set to begin.

"The NWHL and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) have agreed, due to new positive COVID-19 tests and the resulting safety concerns for the players, their respective staff & the community that the remainder of the 2021 NWHL Season in Lake Placid have been suspended," the league said in a statement.

Prior to the suspension, the Connecticut Whale and the Metropolitan Riveters withdrew due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests.

More to come.