Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Best Day of the Offseason

It's day I look forward to at the conclusion of each season's last game game, be it in the National Championship game or the last game of the regular season. What day must I be talking about? Well it's not opening day quite yet, but it's the next best thing: schedule release day.
Photo from BU's 4-2 win over Boston College at Agganis
last year.
(Photo by Matt Dresens)
Today, BU put out their 2014 hockey schedule and it is now that we all get to start planing road trips for next year. Of course most people who read this blog already knew basically the entire schedule with a few dates and bits and pieces missing here and there.

Anyway, the official, no guessing when games will be played schedule is out. The card is highlighted by some big name schools such as Wisconsin and North Dakota (2x) coming to Agganis. Also, there is the return of Red Hot Hockey for the fourth time with Cornell at Madison Square Garden, along with the annul Beanpot Tournament. BU gets BC in the first round, there. The last of the marquee non-confrence games is a trip to Michigan, where BU will face Michigan and Michigan State on back to back night in late October. That is a trip that I will in fact be making and am already highly looking forward to.

Of course, there is alway the Hockey East games, too. This year BU (and the rest of Hockey East) will play each other twice instead of three times and also welcome Notre Dame into the mix. BU will have to travel out to South Bend for a pair of games late in the season.

As reported earlier, BU will face Maine in Frozen Fenway, a game that I will say in advance I will NOT be attending.

Complete schedule is below.

Sat 10/5 St. Francis Xavier (ex)
Fri 10/11 UMass
Sat 10/12 Holy Cross
Fri 10/18 Resselear
Sat 10/19 Wisconsin
Fri 10/25 @ Michigan
Sat 10/26 @ Michigan State

Fri 11/1 Providence
Sat 11/2 @ Providence
Fri 11/8 Boston College
Fri 11/15 @ Maine
Sun 11/17 Connecticut
Fri 11/22 North Dakota
Sat 11/23 North Dakota
Sat 11/30 Cornell (1)

Fri 12/6 @ Merrimack
Sat 12/7 Merrimack
Fri 12/13 Bentley

Sat 1/4 @ Harvard
Wed 1/4 Dartmouth
Sat 1/11 vs Maine (2)
Fri 1/17 @ Boston College
Sat 1/18 @Lowell
Fri 1/24 Vermont
Sat 1/25 Vermont
Fri 1/31 @ UMass

Mon 2/3 vs Boston College (3)
Fri 2/7 Lowell
Mon 2/10 Harvard/NU (3)
Fri 2/14 @ New Hampshire
Sat 2/15 New Hampshire
Fri 2/21 @ Notre Dame
Sat 2/22 @ Notre Dame
Fri 2/28 Northeastern

Sat 3/1 @ Northeastern

1. Red Hot Hockey, Madison Square Garden
2. Frozen Fenway, Fenway Park
3. Beanpot Tournament, TD Garden

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