Women's Hockey Announces 2012-13 Schedule

 2012-13 Women's Ice Hockey Schedule

DURHAM, N.H. - Head coach Brian McCloskey of the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team announced the schedule for the 2012-13 season.

The season will officially start when they travel to Syracuse for a one-game stint Oct. 5 (7 p.m.). The next day the team will head to Colgate (Oct. 6) for an afternoon contest at 2 p.m.

The 'Cats will open up Hockey East play as they host Vermont (Oct. 16 – 7 p.m.) for a night game. Boston College will be the next team the Wildcats face as they host the Eagles for one game (Oct. 20 – 2 p.m.) and travel to Boston the next day for the second game of the series against the Eagles (Oct. 21 – TBA).

New Hampshire will then fly out west for a pair of games at Wisconsin (Oct. 26, 28). The last time the two teams went head-to-head was in 2008 in Fort Myers, Fla. Wisconsin swept the two-game series, earning its first wins against New Hampshire in program history.  The 'Cats will return home to host ECAC opponent St. Lawrence for a duo of games (Nov. 2-3). The most recent meeting between the two teams resulted in a 2-2 stalemate at St. Lawrence (10/21/11). The team travels to intrastate rival Dartmouth (7 p.m.) for a single game on Nov. 6.

The Wildcats will jump back into Hockey East action the following weekend as they host reigning conference champion Boston University on Nov. 9 (7 p.m.) and head down to Providence College for one game on Nov. 11 (2 p.m.). New Hampshire will stay on the road for its next contest as the squad travel to the University of Maine for a solo weekend game (Nov. 17 – TBA).

New Hampshire then returns home for its next three contests, the first of which will be against Quinnipiac (Nov. 20 – 7 p.m.). The 'Cats face defending national champion Minnesota for a two-game weekend series (Nov. 24-25).

December will kick off with a two-game set against Hockey East foe Northeastern. The two games will be split between the Whittemore Center (Dec. 1 – 2 p.m.) and Matthews Arena  (Dec. 2 – 2.p.m.), home of the Huskies. The Wildcats end December and the first half of the season as they host Boston College (Dec. 5 – 7 p.m.) for game one and Harvard (Dec. 8 – 2 p.m.) for the second.

The new year will kick off for UNH when they take a trip to New York to play Union (Jan. 15 – 7 p.m.) for its last non-conference game of the regular season. The 'Cats will stay on the road for a weekend series at the University of Connecticut (Jan. 19-20) and will then head back home to host Northeastern for one game on Jan. 24 (7 p.m.).

New Hampshire will hit the road for their next four games, playing two at Boston University (Jan. 27, Feb. 9 – 3 p.m.) and a weekend series at Vermont (Feb. 2-3). They return home for one game to conclude the season series against Connecticut (Feb. 10 – 2 p.m.) and then head back on the road to Providence (Feb. 15 – 7 p.m.) for their final road game of the season. The Wildcats will wrap up regular-season play with a trio of home games as they host Providence on Feb. 17 (2 p.m.) and Maine for their final two games (Feb. 23-24).

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