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Niagara is coming to Minnesota. The other Non-Conf games with Minnesota Duluth, North Dakota, SCSU/BSU/Minn St at Mariucci Classic are already known.
Western Michigan will play Ferris State, Bowling Green, Michigan and Notre Dame. All home-and-homes. They also have the Ice Breaker with Ohio State, BGSU and RIT in Toledo.
I'm told that the Anaheim tourney I posted about a while back has been cancelled, and they are attempting to find two more games to fill out the schedule. Nothing is confirmed but the most likely candidate would be a fifth home-and-home series against Michigan State.
Yep. I saw a copy of the schedule yesterday. The non-conference schedule will be Ferris State, Bowling Green, Michigan, Notre Dame and Rensselaer, and they'll play Ohio State on day 1 of the Ice Breaker. In NCHC play, their imbalance will be St. Cloud at home and Denver away.
Denver released their schedule today: https://denverpioneers.com/schedule.aspx?path=mhockey
Some others:— Nate Wells (@gopherstate) April 17, 2019
-UMD home-and-home October 25 (Minneapolis) and 26 (Duluth).
-Mariucci Classic (St. Cloud, Mankato, Bemidji) December 28-29 https://t.co/kQXLGxWGbF
Expect the 2019-20 @GopherHockey schedule to be released in the coming weeks. But we can start to piece some things together based on opponents' schedules. For example, @UNDmhockey comes to Mariucci Nov. 29-30. @TheRinkLive— Jess Myers (@JessRMyers) April 17, 2019
Go Gophers Go.
October 6... Bowling Green at Miami.
October 11-12... Miami at Colgate.
October 18-19... Ferris State at Miami.
October 25-26... New Hampshire at Miami.
November 8-9... Miami at North Dakota.
November 15-16... Minnesota Duluth at Miami.
November 22-23... Miami at Nebraska Omaha.
November 29-30... Miami at Connecticut.
December 6-7... Saint Cloud State at Miami.
December 30... Miami at Bowling Green.
January 10-11... Miami at Colorado College.
January 17-18... North Dakota at Miami.
January 24-25... Denver at Miami.
January 31-February 1... Miami at Saint Cloud State.
February 7-8... Western Michigan at Miami.
February 21-22... Miami at Denver.
February 28-29... Omaha at Miami.
March 6-7... Miami at Western Michigan.
Last edited by iowabasedtraveler; 04-18-2019 at 08:31 AM.
2019-20 UMD men's hockey schedule
(Subject to change)
HOME GAMES IN CAPS
5 ó ALBERTA (exhibition)
11-12 ó UMASS-LOWELL
18-19 ó at Wisconsin
25 ó at Minnesota
26 ó MINNESOTA
8-9 ó DENVER
15-16 ó at Miami
22-23 ó COLORADO COLLEGE
29-30 ó MINNESOTA STATE-MANKATO
6-7 ó at Nebraska-Omaha
TBD ó Merrimack
10-11 ó WESTERN MICHIGAN
17-18 ó at St. Cloud State
24-25 ó NORTH DAKOTA
31-1 ó at Denver
7-8 ó OMAHA
21-22 ó at Western Michigan
28-29 ó at Colorado College
6-7 ó ST. CLOUD STATE
Oct. 5 -- MANITOBA (exh.)
UND kicks things off with an exhibition game against Manitoba for the seventh-consecutive season.
Oct. 11-12 -- CANISIUS
It wonít take long for UND to get a shot at avenging two losses that kept the Fighting Hawks out of the 2019 NCAA tournament. UND opens the regular season with a home series against Canisius, which swept UND in Buffalo's HarborCenter last season.
Oct. 18-19 -- at MSU-Mankato
This will mark UNDís first trip to Mankato since March 8-9, 2013. The Mavericks came to Grand Forks last season. This could be a marquee series. With MSU defenseman Connor Mackey and forward Marc Michaelis pledging to return next season, the Mavericks will likely start the season with a top-five ranking.
Oct. 25-26 -- BEMIDJI STATE
UND and Bemidji State have played every year since conference realignment in 2013. Most of the series are home-and-home, with one game being played at each building. However, every three or four years, UND has been getting a full home series. This year, itís a home series for UND.
Nov. 2 -- MICHIGAN TECH (HoF Game)
When conference realignment happened in 2013, UND split with six old conference foes: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Bemidji State, Alaska Anchorage, MSU-Mankato and Michigan Tech. UND has played all of them in nonconference except for Michigan Tech. It will finally play against Tech again in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game. Each NCAA team is allowed to play 34 regular-season games. The Hall of Fame Game, the Ice Breaker Invitational and games in Alaska are exempt, though. So, this is an extra game for UND, and it's why only one game is allowed to be played this weekend.
Nov. 8-9 -- MIAMI
UND will get its first look at the Chris Bergeron-led Miami RedHawks on Nov. 8-9 in Grand Forks. Bergeron was hired to replace Rico Blasi as head coach earlier this month. UND has never played Miami without Blasi behind the bench. The first matchup between the programs came during Blasi's first season of 1999-00. Miami didnít come to Grand Forks last season, so this will be its first trip to The Ralph since November 2017.
Nov. 15-16 -- at Denver
UNDís first flight trip of the season is to Denver -- the place where last season ended with an NCHC first-round playoff series loss to the Pioneers. Magness Arena is the only NCHC building that UND hasnít swept since the start of the league in 2013. It wonít be easy this time. Denver is expected to be a preseason top-five team. But, perhaps, maybe UND won't need to fly into Albuquerque, N.M., this time.
Nov. 22-23 -- ST. CLOUD STATE
UND hosts St. Cloud State in late November, but for the first time in four years, it wonít be a homecoming series for former Red River teammates Jacob Benson and Jon Lizotte. Both were seniors and graduated. The Huskies will still have some area flavor on their team with Luke Jaycox from Warroad and Brendan Bushy from Thief River Falls.
Nov. 29-30 -- at Minnesota
One of the best rivalries in college hockey will return on Thanksgiving weekend. The exact dates are still TBD because Minnesota is home that weekend for football. The Gophers have moved series to Friday-Sunday before. This series will be two of four games that UND plays on Olympic-sized ice sheets next season. Olympic ice sheets are 15 feet wider than NHL-sized sheets like Ralph Engelstad Arena. UND and Minnesota still have three years left on their contract after this one. In 2020-21 and 2022-23, theyíll play in Grand Forks. In 2021-22, theyíll play in Mariucci Arena.
Dec. 6-7 -- at Western Michigan
This may be a great time for UNDís trip to Lawson Ice Arena in Kalamazoo, Mich. UND and Western Michigan both play physical, bruising games. Because itís the last series before Christmas break, players will have three weeks to heal any bumps and bruises before jumping back into regular-season play.
Dec. 28 -- at U.S. Under-18 (exh.)
In a rare move, UND will travel for an exhibition game to take on the U.S. Under-18 Team in Plymouth, Mich. There will be at least two UND recruits on that team -- defensemen Tyler Kleven of Fargo and Jake Sanderson of Montana.
Jan. 3-4 -- ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE
This will be the first time that UND takes on Alabama Huntsville since the 2015-16 NCAA national championship season. UND beat the Chargers 1-0 and 4-1 in Ralph Engelstad Arena that season. Drake Caggiula scored a memorable goal Saturday.
Jan. 10-11 -- OMAHA
The Omaha Mavericks will make their first trip back to Grand Forks since March, when a blizzard forced them to sleep on their bus in Ralph Engelstad Arena after the Saturday-night game.
Jan. 17-18 -- at Miami
UND has played 10 games in Goggin Ice Arena and is 5-4-1 there all-time. Its only sweep came in March of 2017.
Jan. 24-25 -- at Minnesota Duluth
This is the only meeting between UND and back-to-back national champion Minnesota Duluth. The Bulldogs donít come to Grand Forks next season.
Jan. 31-Feb. 1 -- COLORADO COLLEGE
This is the only meeting between UND and Colorado College in the regular season. Colorado Springs is the lone destination that UND doesnít travel to this season. That means CC grad transfer Westin Michaud wonít be going back to his old stomping grounds as a member of UND, but UND transfer Chris Wilkie will come back to Grand Forks one more time as a Colorado College Tiger.
Feb. 14-15 -- DENVER
UND will host Denver after a week off. The Fighting Hawks are 1-3 in the last four years in the first game after its second-half bye week.
Feb. 21-22 -- at St. Cloud State
This will mark UNDís first trip to St. Cloud Stateís National Hockey Center since December 2017. The Fighting Hawks didnít play there last season -- which may have been a good thing. St. Cloud State went 17-0-1 at home last season and will take a 19-game home unbeaten streak into next season.
Feb. 28-29 -- WESTERN MICHIGAN
Senior weekend will be in February this season, though UND hopes it wonít be the last time it's at home for the year. Western Michigan will be making its first trip back to Grand Forks since the Broncos earned a rare sweep of UND in Ralph Engelstad Arena last November. In the four years under coach Brad Berry, the Fighting Hawks have only been swept at home twice -- and that was one of them. The Saturday game against Western Michigan also will mark the first time that UND has played a game on Leap Day since 1992. UND also played on Leap Day in 1980 and 1964.
March 6-7 -- at Omaha
This is Year 2 of the NCHCís policy that dictates that all teams end the regular season against their travel partner. Last season, Omaha came to Grand Forks for the regular-season finale. This season, itís UNDís turn to end in Omaha.
March 13-15 -- NCHC first round
UNDís streak of 16-straight first-round home playoff series came to an end last season. The Fighting Hawks will hope to bring this series back to The Ralph next season.
March 20-21 -- NCHC Frozen Faceoff (St. Paul)
The Frozen Faceoff will enter Year 3 at St. Paulís Xcel Energy Center.
March 27-29 -- NCAA regionals (TBA)
Sites for the NCAA regionals are expected to be announced this week.
April 9-11 -- NCAA Frozen Four (Detroit)
ST CLOUD STATE
Oct. 5 - Exhibition game vs. TBD Canadian team
Oct. 11 - vs. Ohio State (Ice Breaker)
Oct. 12 - vs. BGSU/RIT (Ice Breaker)
Oct. 18 - @ Bowling Green
Oct. 19 - BOWLING GREEN
Oct. 25 - @ Michigan
Oct. 26 - MICHIGAN
Nov. 1 - @ Omaha
Nov. 2 - @ Omaha
Nov. 8 - FERRIS STATE
Nov. 9 - @ Ferris State
Nov. 15 - NORTH DAKOTA
Nov. 16 - NORTH DAKOTA
Nov. 22 - @ Denver (only)
Nov. 23 - @ Denver (only)
Dec. 6 - COLORADO COLLEGE
Dec. 7 - COLORADO COLLEGE
Jan. 3 - @ Notre Dame
Jan. 5 - NOTRE DAME (5pm Sunday)
Jan. 10 - OMAHA
Jan. 11 - OMAHA
Jan. 17 - @ Miami
Jan. 18 - @ Miami
Jan. 24 - @ Minnesota-Duluth
Jan. 25 - @ Minnesota-Duluth
Jan. 31 - ST. CLOUD (only)
Feb. 1 - ST. CLOUD (only)
Feb. 7 - RENSSELAER
Feb. 8 - RENSSELAER
Feb. 14 - @ Colorado College
Feb. 15 - @ Colorado College
Feb. 21 - MINNESOTA-DULUTH
Feb. 22 - MINNESOTA-DULUTH
Feb. 28 - @ North Dakota
Feb. 29 - @ North Dakota
Mar. 6 - MIAMI
Mar. 7 - MIAMI
That's what the sheet says, but there's a discrepancy. North Dakota has released their schedule, and according to them their trip to Kalamazoo is on Dec. 6-7, but Western has CC listed for that weekend, and has NODAK coming on Nov. 15-16. Perhaps those two weekends were switched last-minute?
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