Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The UMD men's hockey team will play its 48th and final season as part of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) in 2012-13, and on Tuesday the team unveiled its official schedule.
The Bulldogs will open the new campaign with a first-ever series against Ohio State at home on October 12-13, followed by a pair of road games against Notre Dame on October 19-20.
UMD then opens the conference portion of its schedule on October 26-27 when it hosts Wisconsin, which is also playing its final season in the WCHA.
The Bulldogs went (25-10-6) this past season while defending its 2011 NCAA championship, falling in the NCAA regional final to eventual-champion Boston College.
Starting in the 2013-14 season, UMD will start play in the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). Five other current WCHA teams will also play in that new conference, while Minnesota and Wisconsin will start play in the Big Ten Conference.
Below are listed all games for the UMD men's hockey team in the upcoming 2012-13 season.
October 12-13 --- Ohio State
October 18-19 --- @ Notre Dame
October 26-27 --- Wisconsin
November 10-11 --- @ Nebraska-Omaha
November 16-17 --- @ North Dakota
November 23-24 --- St. Cloud State
November 30-December 1 --- @ Michigan Tech
December 7-8 --- Bemidji State
December 14-15 --- @ Alaska-Anchorage
December 28-29 --- @ Florida College Hockey Classic
January 11-12 --- Michigan Tech
January 18-19 --- @ Colorado College
January 26 --- U.S. Under-18 National Team
February 1-2 --- Denver
February 8-9 --- Minnesota State-Mankato
February 15-16 --- @ Bemidji State
February 22-23 --- @ Minnesota
March 1-2 --- Alabama-Huntsville
March 8-9 --- Nebraska-Omaha
March 15-17 --- WCHA Playoffs
March 21-23 --- WCHA Final Five
March 29-31 --- NCAA Regionals
April 11-13 --- NCAA Frozen Four