Nashville turned out to be a popular idea for UND's next destination hockey game.

It quickly sold out the 17,159-seat Bridgestone Arena for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game against Penn State.

But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event originally scheduled for this fall has been pushed back to Oct. 30, 2021.

The change in schedule has opened up a chance for fans to get tickets if they missed the opportunity the first time around.

Ralph Engelstad Arena and UND offered refunds for fans who planned to attend the originally scheduled game this October but will not be able to go in 2021. As those refunds are processed, available seats have started reappearing on Ticketmaster.com.

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Fans will be allowed to purchase up to eight tickets per person. Even if they have already purchased tickets, they will have an opportunity at buying the newly available seats.

"The best advice that we can give fans is to check the Ticketmaster website frequently as refunded tickets will be made available for sale as refunds processed," Ralph Engelstad Arena general manager Jody Hodgson told the Herald. "All tickets must be purchased directly through www.ticketmaster.com."

Tickets for the pregame party at the Wildhorse Saloon also are available on Ticketmaster.

Big recruiting day arrives

Beginning today, college hockey programs will be able to offer scholarships to athletes entering their junior year of high school.

Recruiting legislation passed last year changed recruiting timelines. Under the legislation, college hockey programs cannot contact recruits until Jan. 1 of their sophomore years and cannot offer until Aug. 1 prior to their junior years.

That means teams may have been recruiting players since January, but will get their first chance to offer them today.

Prior to this legislation being enacted, UND received verbal commitments from several younger players, including three from Greater Grand Forks in Trey Ausmus, Jaksen Panzer and Cole Spicer.

Miller added to World Junior camp roster

The U.S. World Junior Championship summer evaluation camp will not be held as scheduled.

It was recently called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, there was one roster revelation just before the event was canceled. UND incoming freshman defenseman Mitchell Miller was a late addition to the U.S. camp roster.

That means three of UND's four incoming freshmen defensemen are candidates to make the World Junior roster. Jake Sanderson, an expected top 10 pick in October's NHL Draft, and Fargo's Tyler Kleven, who will likely go in the top two rounds, also were set to attend the camp.

The World Junior Championship is scheduled to be held in Edmonton and Red Deer.