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1/9/2014 1:04 P.M. ET

Saturday's Hockey East doubleader to start at noon

Fenway Sports Management and Hockey East today announced that Saturday's hockey doubleheader at Fenway Park featuring UMass Lowell vs. Northeastern University, and the University of Maine vs. Boston University, will now start at noon and 3:00 p.m., respectively.

The games, originally scheduled for 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., were moved to an earlier time due to expected rain in the Fenway area on Saturday. According to Fenway Sports Management's professional weather service, Telvent DTN, moderate rain is expected to reach the Fenway neighborhood sometime in the early evening, and is expected to continue throughout the night.

Both games will still be carried on NESN. Fenway Park gates are scheduled to open at 11 a.m.

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