Women's Ice Hockey Unveils 2014-15 Schedule
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DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey program has announced its 33-game schedule for the 2014-15 season that includes 17 home games and 12 non-conference games.
UNH, led by first-year head coach Hilary Witt, opens the year with a Hockey East road game against University of Maine on Sept. 27. The Wildcats have four more consecutive road games with a two-game series at Ohio State University on Oct. 3-4 followed by a trip to western New York to face off against Rochester Institute of Technology (Oct. 10) and Syracuse University (Oct. 11).
The Wildcats play their home opener Oct. 17 (7 p.m.) at the Whittemore Center against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. UNH resumes Hockey East action Oct. 19 (2 p.m.) when Boston College travels to Durham. The 'Cats battle ECAC foes Quinnipiac University (Oct. 24) at home and Dartmouth College (Oct. 26) across the Granite State in Hanover.
November starts off with five Hockey East league action games and the Wildcats are on the road for three of the five. The 'Cats play two of the three road games against NCAA runner-up Boston University (Nov. 2 & 22) along with Boston College (Nov. 15). The two home games are vs. University of Vermont (Nov. 8) and BC (Nov. 16). New Hampshire closes the month with a two-game home series against the University of Wisconsin (Nov. 28-29).
The Wildcats have one game in December on the road against archrival Providence College (Dec. 5).
Following a break for exams and the holidays, UNH resumes play Jan. 4 at home with an exhibition game against the Boston Blades. The Wildcats get back to regular-season action with a home-and-home series against Providence; the teams face off Jan. 10 at PC's Schneider Arena and the season series concludes one day later at the Whittemore Center.
UNH plays host to Harvard University for a midweek tilt on Jan. 17, then plays a two-game road series at the University of Connecticut (Jan. 17-18). The 'Cats conclude January and start February with a six-game homestand. The six games are against Penn State University (Jan. 23-24), Maine (Jan. 31 & Feb. 1), Boston University (Feb. 7) and UConn (Feb. 8).
New Hampshire ends February with a two-game road series against University of Vermont (Feb. 13-14) and a home-and-home series vs. Northeastern that includes Senior Day at the Whittemore Center on Feb. 21 and the Feb. 22 regular-season finale at Matthews Arena.