DURHAM, N.H.  – The University of New Hampshire athletic department has announced the schedule for the 2007-08 women’s ice hockey team, and the 34-game regular season begins with a two-game series Oct. 5-6 at St. Lawrence University for a rematch of the 2007 NCAA Regional game.

UNH, which went 28-4-5 a year ago in winning its fourth consecutive Hockey East regular-season title and advancing to the NCAA tourney for the second time in as many years, plays its home opener at the Whittemore Center against Colgate University on Oct. 14 The Wildcats then open the league portion of their schedule Oct. 21 at home vs. Boston University.

New Hampshire’s non-conference schedule includes a weekend home series vs. two-time defending national champion University of Wisconsin (Nov. 17-18), home games vs. Harvard University (Dec. 14) and Princeton University (Nov. 11) as well as road trips to play Mercyhurst College (Dec. 7-8) and intrastate rival Dartmouth College (Jan. 17).

UNH faces off against Boston College, which has finished second in the Hockey East standings each of the last two seasons, at home Nov. 7 – the start of an eight-game homestand that spans until Dec. 1 – and on the road at Conte Forum on Oct. 2 and Feb. 9.

Longtime nemesis Providence College comes to the Whittemore Center for games against the ‘Cats on Jan. 19 and Feb. 24; UNH, which defeated PC in the 2007 Hockey East title game, travels to Schneider Arena to face the Friars on Feb. 23.

New Hampshire concludes the 2008 regular season with a home-and-home series vs. the University of Connecticut. UNH’s Senior Day will be March 1 and then the team hits the road for its March 2 regular-season finale.

The Women’s Hockey East Championship tournament is slated for March 8-9 (site TBA). The NCAA tournament begins with regionals March 14-16 and concludes with the Frozen Four at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (Duluth, Minn.) from March 21-23.
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