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The Minnesota Whitecaps’ quest for a second consecutive National Women’s Hockey League title will have to wait.

The NWHL postponed Friday’s championship game between the Whitecaps and Boston Pride with plans to hold it at a later date. The game was scheduled to be played in Boston, but the league cited “the progression of COVID-19 in many parts of the world, including the U.S.”

In a news release announcing the postponement, the league said: “We want the Isobel Cup final in an environment where our fans, players and everyone working or attending our championship game can feel safe.”

Fans with tickets can choose between a refund or using them for the rescheduled date.

The Whitecaps were NWHL champions in 2019, their first year in the women’s professional league.