Blizzard forecast forces high school sports postponements

Ocean Park, where heavy snow began falling about 1:30 pm Saturday. — Photo by Steve Myrick

The impending snowstorm has prompted postponements for several scheduled high school hockey and basketball games.

The girls hockey contest against North Quincy, scheduled for 1 pm today, is postponed.

The boys basketball matchup with defending state champion Danvers, scheduled for 5:30 pm tonight, is rescheduled to 2 pm Sunday afternoon.

The girls basketball game, scheduled for 7 pm tonight against Sabis International Charter School is rescheduled to next Thursday, February 20, at 3 pm.

The Fairleigh Dickinson Hockey Tournament is scheduled to proceed on schedule. The visiting teams arrived on the Island ahead of the storm. Dennis-Yarmouth is scheduled to play Westwood at 5 pm, and Lynnfield takes on Martha’s Vineyard at 7 pm.

The consolation game is scheduled Sunday at 1 pm, and the championship game is set for 3 pm, at the Martha’s Vineyard Arena.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning effective at 7 pm tonight, through 5 am Sunday morning.