Receiving ?'s about the opener vs. Army. We're monitoring the situation & will provide updates as they become available.— Penn State M Hockey (@PennStateMHKY) October 1, 2013
The government shut down could have an effect on Penn State's first hockey game.
According to a release issued by the Air Force, Air Force says it will not travel to any away game in any sports during the government shut down. However, the Air Force says it will “attempt to play” all home games.
Penn State travels to Colorado Springs to take on the Falcons in two games in the second week of the season.
Penn State will be playing Army, one of three service academy's around the country on Oct. 11.
However, Penn State spokesman Matt Caracappa says the game is still on.
"At this point, everything is status quo," Caracappa said. "We don't really know at this point [how it will affect the game]."
As of lunchtime on Tuesday, Army spokeswoman Tracy Nelson said she doesn't know if the government shut down could affect the game.
However, it was just released on Naval Academy's website that the Department of Defense has suspended all intercollegiate competitions at the Service Academies.
The fate of this weekend's Navy and Air Force football game is in jeopardy. The DoD will make a decision prior to Thursday at noon.
However, Navy's soccer match with Howard has been canceled.
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