Bruins Delay Game, Ivy League Fencing Postponed by Storm

The Boston Bruins called off their hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Ivy League postponed its fencing championships at Harvard University and Rutgers University delayed its men’s and women’s lacrosse openers as heavy snow hit the East Coast.

With difficult travel conditions existing throughout New England, the Bruins said today they would reschedule the game against the Lightning at TD Garden, the National Hockey League team reported in a news release. No date was set.

“Although both clubs and the assigned on-ice officials are in Boston, travel conditions remain too hazardous for fans, security personnel and TD Garden staff to get to the arena,” the league said in an e-mail.

The Ivy League said on its website that it decided to postpone the two-day Fencing Round-Robins, where Princeton University was scheduled to defend its men’s and women’s titles. A new date hasn’t been set for the event at Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Harvard’s Gordon Track.

New Brunswick, New Jersey-based Rutgers pushed back the lacrosse openers against Manhattan until today. The men were to play at 11 a.m. and the women at 2 p.m., Jason Baum, a spokesman for Rutgers, said in a Twitter post.

The storm has caused more than 2,000 U.S. flights to be canceled and triggered blizzard warnings in New York. More than 24 inches of snow are forecast for Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, according to the National Weather Service.

The women’s basketball team at Cornell is among many other college squads affected by the storm. Its game yesterday at Harvard was pushed back to today at 6 p.m., and its meeting with Dartmouth, originally scheduled for today, will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m., according to Cornell’s website.

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