WICHITA FALLS, Texas – The Wichita Falls Wildcats and the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees, in conjunction with the North American Hockey League, have confirmed details for the completion of the game between the Wildcats and Killer Bees that was suspended due to unplayable ice conditions on Dec. 13.
The two teams will complete the suspended game beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, prior to the contest originally scheduled for that date. The contest will resume with 6:04 remaining in the second period and the Wildcats holding a 3-0 lead, the point at which the game was initially suspended. The game will then be played to its completion as normal.
Per NAHL rules, teams must use the same lineup in completing the suspended game, except in the event that a player has since been traded or is unavailable due to injury. Additionally, teams may insert a substitute for any affiliate players used during the suspended game.
To accommodate the completion of the suspended contest, puck drop for the game originally scheduled for March 19 will now take place at 7:45 p.m., rather than 7:30 p.m. as originally scheduled. A tentative schedule for the evening’s competition is provided below. All times are subject to change.
Tentative Timeline for Play – Thursday, March 19
6:15 p.m. – 15-minute warm-up session
6:30 p.m. – Play resumes with 6:04 remaining in the 2nd period and the Wildcats leading 3-0
6:45 p.m. – Ice scrape after 2nd period
7:00 p.m. – Play 3rd period
7:30 p.m. – Ice scrape after conclusion of previously-suspended contest
7:45 p.m. – Begin regularly-scheduled game