GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame game and a visit from a top-10 program highlight the University of North Dakota’s 2014-15 men’s hockey schedule, which was released in its entirety today.
The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) announced the 2014-15 conference schedule in April. Today, UND unveiled its non-conference and exhibition opponents for next season.
UND’s 35-game regular season schedule features 20 home games and 15 road games, including five non-conference opponents from four different conferences: Air Force (Atlantic Hockey), Lake Superior State (WCHA), Niagara (Atlantic Hockey), Providence (Hockey East) and Wisconsin (Big 10).
UND will host Providence Oct. 24-25 in the Friars’ first visit to Grand Forks since 1987. Providence was ranked No. 9 in the final USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll of the 2013-14 season.
The following weekend, UND will host Air Force in the annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game. It is UND’s first time hosting the event since 2007-08 against Michigan State.
UND will travel to Wisconsin Nov. 7-8 for a non-conference series with the Badgers, the defending Big 10 playoff champions.
Lake Superior State will visit Ralph Engelstad Arena Dec. 5-6, the Lakers’ first trip to Grand Forks since Dec. 1973. UND will close out its non-conference schedule Jan. 16-17 at home against Niagara.
Start times for all home games will be announced at a later date.
2014-15 UND MEN'S HOCKEY SCHEDULE:
|Oct. 5||Manitoba (Exh.)|
|Oct. 10||Bemidji State|
|Oct. 11||at Bemidji State|
|Oct. 17-18||at Colorado College*|
|Nov. 1||Air Force (U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game)|
|Nov. 7-8||at Wisconsin|
|Nov. 21-22||at St. Cloud State*|
|Nov. 28-29||Nebraska Omaha*|
|Dec. 5-6||Lake Superior State|
|Dec. 12-13||at Denver*|
|Jan. 3||U.S. Under-18 Team (Exh.)|
|Jan. 9-10||Minnesota Duluth*|
|Jan. 23-24||Colorado College*|
|Jan. 30-31||at Nebraska Omaha*|
|Feb. 20-21||at Western Michigan*|
|Feb. 27-28||St. Cloud State*|
|March 6-7||at Miami*|
|March 13-15||NCHC Quarterfinals (Best-of-3)|
|March 20-21||NCHC Frozen Faceoff (Minneapolis)|
|March 27-29||NCAA Regionals|
|April 9-11||NCAA Frozen Four (Boston)|
2014-15 NCAA Regional Sites: Providence, R.I. (East); Manchester, N.H. (Northeast);
South Bend, Ind. (Midwest); Fargo, N.D. (West)
Schedule subject to change
Home games in bold
* - indicates NCHC game