Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team has released its schedule for the 2013-14 season, which will mark the inaugural year of the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC).
The Bulldogs will open the year at home with a two-game series against old Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) rival Michigan Tech, with the team's first NCHC engagements coming a week later against Colorado College.
UMD will wait until December to host its first conference game, when it will welcome 2012-13 McNaughton Cup co-champion St. Cloud State to AMSOIL Arena.
The schedule also includes a two-game trip the Xcel Energy Center for the inaugural all-Minnesota showcase, a four-team tournament that this season will include UMD, Minnesota, St. Cloud State, and MSU-Mankato.
2013-14 UMD MEN'S HOCKEY SCHEDULE
October 6 --- vs. TBD (Exhibition)
October 11-12 --- vs. Michigan Tech
October 18-19 --- @ Colorado College
October 25-26 --- vs. Notre Dame
November 1-2 --- @ Ohio State
November 15-16 --- @ North Dakota
November 22-23 --- @ Minnesota
December 6-7 --- vs. St. Cloud State
December 13-14 --- vs. Western Michigan
January 4 --- vs. U.S. Under-18 National Team (Exhibition)
January 10-11 --- @ Nebraska-Omaha
January 17-18 --- vs. Denver
January 24-25 --- @ Minnesota Showcase
January 31 --- @ Western Michigan
February 1 --- @ Western Michigan
February 7-8 --- vs. Colorado College
February 14-15 --- @ St. Cloud State
Febraury 21-22 --- vs. North Dakota
February 28 --- @ Miami (OH)
March 1 --- @ Miami (OH)
March 7-8 --- vs. Nebraska-Omaha