GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota men’s hockey coach Brad Berry unveiled the program’s 2017-18 schedule on Wednesday.
The 36-game regular season slate features four non-conference series against former Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) rivals: road matchups at Alaska Anchorage (Oct. 6-7) and Wisconsin (Nov. 3-4), a home series against Minnesota (Oct. 20-21), and a home-and-home set with Bemidji State (Jan. 12-13).
The Minnesota series will mark the Golden Gophers’ first visit to Grand Forks since Jan. 2012, when both were still members of the WCHA.
North Dakota’s other non-conference dates also include home series against St. Lawrence (Oct. 13-14) and Union (Nov. 24-25). It will be Union’s first-ever visit to Grand Forks.
The Fighting Hawks will open National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) play at Colorado College on Oct. 27-28 and will host its first NCHC series Nov. 10-11 against Miami.
Host sites for the 2018 NCAA Regionals will be announced by the NCAA on April 18. The Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., will host the 2018 NCAA Frozen Four.
UND went 21-16-3 overall in 2016-17 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 15th straight season, the second-longest streak in NCAA Division I men’s hockey history behind only Michigan’s 22 from 1991 to 2012.
|2017-18 UND Men’s Hockey Schedule:|
|Sept. 30||Manitoba (exh)||7:07 pm|
|Oct. 6||at Alaska Anchorage||TBA|
|Oct. 7||at Alaska Anchorage||TBA|
|Oct. 13||St. Lawrence||7:37 pm|
|Oct. 14||St. Lawrence||7:07 pm|
|Oct. 20||Minnesota||7:37 pm|
|Oct. 21||Minnesota||7:07 pm|
|Oct. 27||at Colorado College*||TBA|
|Oct. 28||at Colorado College*||TBA|
|Nov. 3||at Wisconsin||TBA|
|Nov. 4||at Wisconsin||TBA|
|Nov. 10||Miami*||7:37 pm|
|Nov. 11||Miami*||7:07 pm|
|Nov. 17||at Denver*||TBA|
|Nov. 18||at Denver*||TBA|
|Nov. 24||Union||7:37 pm|
|Nov. 25||Union||7:07 pm|
|Dec. 1||Western Michigan*||7:37 pm|
|Dec. 2||Western Michigan*||7:07 pm|
|Dec. 8||at St. Cloud State*||TBA|
|Dec. 9||at St. Cloud State*||TBA|
|Dec. 30||U.S. Under-18 Team (exh)||7:07 pm|
|Jan. 5||Omaha*||7:37 pm|
|Jan. 6||Omaha*||7:07 pm|
|Jan. 12||at Bemidji State||TBA|
|Jan. 13||Bemidji State||7:07 pm|
|Jan. 19||at Minnesota Duluth*||TBA|
|Jan. 20||at Minnesota Duluth*||TBA|
|Jan. 26||Denver*||7:37 pm|
|Jan. 27||Denver*||7:07 pm|
|Feb. 9||Colorado College*||7:37 pm|
|Feb. 10||Colorado College*||7:07 pm|
|Feb. 16||at Omaha*||TBA|
|Feb. 17||at Omaha*||TBA|
|Feb. 23||at Miami*||TBA|
|Feb. 24||at Miami*||TBA|
|Mar. 2||St. Cloud State*||7:37 pm|
|Mar. 3||St. Cloud State*||7:07 pm|
|Mar. 9-11||NCHC Quarterfinals (TBD)||TBD|
|Mar. 16-17||NCHC Frozen Faceoff (Minneapolis)||TBD|
|Mar. 23-25||NCAA Regionals (TBD)||TBD|
|Apr. 5-7||NCAA Frozen Faceoff (St. Paul)||TBD|
* - indicates NCHC game
Home games in bold
All times CT
Schedule subject to change