The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey program has announced its 32-game regular-season schedule for the 2010-11 season. There is an even split of 16 home games and 16 road games for the Wildcats.

UNH opens the season with five consecutive road games. For the third time in as many years, the first game will be against a Hockey East league foe as the Wildcats face off against UConn on Oct. 2. The 'Cats then make back-to-back trips to the Empire State for games against Syracuse, Colgate, Rensselaer and Union.

The stretch of ECAC opponents continues for the Oct. 22 home opener at the Whittemore Center against Clarkson University. One day later, the 'Cats entertain St. Lawrence. UNH's five-game homestand carries on Oct. 29-30 against Niagara and concludes Nov. 6 when the 'Cats return to league action vs. Vermont.

The month of November also includes home games against UConn and Boston College as well as road contests vs. Boston University, UConn and Maine (at Lewiston, Maine).

A stretch of eight consecutive Hockey East games comes to a close in early December with a home game against Northeastern and a road trip to Providence College. The 2010 calendar year ends with home games against ECAC rivals Harvard and Dartmouth.

New Hampshire opens 2011 at the Whittemore Center against the Huskies of Northeastern on Jan. 9 and then plays a home-and-home series vs. Providence. The Wildcats play the last non-league game of the season Jan. 18 at Quinnipiac and then wrap up the season series vs. Northeastern on the road. UNH plays host to Maine for a two-game series Jan. 29-30.

The 'Cats are on the road for four of six February games. The month begins with a home-and-home series against Boston U. and continues with a two-game series at UVM. The regular-season ends with a home-and-home series vs. Boston College with Senior Day scheduled for Feb. 20.

The postseason begins with the Hockey East tournament and the Wildcats look to advance to the NCAA tourney for the sixth consecutive year in 2011.

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