totally get the scheduling issue- BU having the same problem
In fact had to schedule 2 with Northern Michigan to have enough home games
Teams schedule games trying to figure out pairwise in advance
Wisconsin plays at BC but second game is at Merrimack- hoping to come out with a win
Doesn't always work as north Dakota loss to Canisius cost them an NCAA berth
Tough for top teams to schedule with NCHC and Big Ten'
Costs also a factor