Sep 11, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT
While the NHL decides its new CBA, college hockey will be starting on time and this year, NBC Sports Network will be bringing you 20 games worth of action.
This year’s schedule features matchups from Hockey East, the ECAC, CCHA and WCHA. The season kicks off with the Icebreaker Tournament from Kansas City, Missouri in October and closes out with the Hockey East tournament including the quarters, semis, and finals in March.
As for the schedule, soak it in as our cameras will be heading to campuses across America including legendary venues like Lynah Rink in Ithaca (January 25), Hobey Baker Rink in Princeton (January 11), Alfond Arena in Orono (February 15), and Magness Rink in Denver (three times).
Defending national champions Boston College will be featured in a monster weekend pair with rival Boston University on November 30 and December 1.
Please note, the schedule and start times are subject to change. Rankings are courtesy of USA Today’s poll.
Fri., Oct. 12 Notre Dame vs. #12 Maine 7 p.m.
Army vs. Nebraska-Omaha TBD
Sat., Oct. 13 Final (Teams TBD) 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 Harvard at #13 Cornell 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 30 #1 Boston College at #11 Boston University 7:30 p.m.
Wisconsin at #8 Denver 10 p.m.
Dec. 1 #11 Boston University at #1 Boston College 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 7 Michigan State at Notre Dame 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 4 Colorado College at Nebraska-Omaha 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 11 #3 Union at Princeton 7:30 p.m.
Nebraska-Omaha at Denver 10 p.m.
Jan. 18 Harvard at Yale 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 Yale at #13 Cornell 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 1 Dartmouth at #3 Union 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 8 #6 North Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 15 #11 Boston University at #12 Maine 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 22 Yale at Quinnipiac 7:30 p.m.
#6 North Dakota at #8 Denver 10 p.m.
March 1 Wisconsin at Nebraska-Omaha 7:30 p.m.
March 8 #12 Maine at New Hampshire 7:30 p.m.
Hockey East Tournament
March 15 Quarterfinals 7 p.m.
March 22 Semifinals 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (@ TD Garden – Boston, MA)
March 23 Final 7 p.m. (@ TD Garden – Boston, MA
- Gomez goes full circle by rejoining Devils on tryout basis 8
- Under Pressure: Jimmy Howard 6
- Looking to make the leap: Anthony Mantha 17
- It’s Detroit Red Wings day on PHT 24
- Under Pressure: Nathan Horton 8
- Will Johansen be the latest Overhardt holdout? 25
- It’s Columbus Blue Jackets day on PHT 16
- Shanahan tasked with ending years of collapses 9
- Looking to make the leap: Peter Holland 1
- Under Pressure: Randy Carlyle 5
- NHL-to-Vegas talks gaining steam (68)
- Report: Bruins need to make a trade (61)
- Sounds like San Jose handled stripping Thornton’s captaincy really well (43)
- Fanspeak: Mats Sundin voted greatest Maple Leaf in franchise history (43)
- Fanspeak: Lemieux (stunner!) voted greatest Penguin in franchise history (41)