Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team has released its schedule for the 2014-15 season, that after the Bulldogs played the toughest schedule of any NCAA Division I program this winter.
The Bulldogs will open play Oct. 10 against Minnesota at the Ice Breaker Invitational hosted by Notre Dame, with an Oct. 12 game against either Notre Dame or RPI to follow.
The first National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) games for UMD will come Oct. 24-25 at home against Denver, with the first conference road series set for Nov. 7-8 at St. Cloud State.
Minnesota and MSU-Mankato will each visit AMSOIL Arena as part of a home-and-home series, with Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan also set as non-conference opponents outside of tournament play.
Below is listed the entire tentative schedule for 2014-15, with times of individual games still yet to be finalized by the school's athletic department.
2014-15 UMD MEN'S HOCKEY SCHEDULE
Oct. 10 --- Minnesota (Ice Breaker Tournament)
Oct. 12 --- Notre Dame/ RPI (Ice Breaker Tournament)
Oct. 17 --- vs. MSU-Mankato
Oct. 18 --- @ MSU-Mankato
Oct. 24-25 --- vs. Denver
Oct. 31-Nov. 1 --- vs. Miami
Nov. 7-8 --- @ St. Cloud State
Nov. 14 --- @ Minnesota
Nov. 15 --- vs. Minnesota
Nov. 21-22 --- @ Nebraska-Omaha
Dec. 5-6 --- vs. Colorado College
Dec. 12-13 --- @ Michigan Tech
Jan. 9-10 --- @ North Dakota
Jan. 16-17 --- vs. Western Michigan
Jan. 23-24 --- vs. TBD (North Star College Cup)
Jan. 30-31 --- @ Denver
Feb. 6-7 --- vs. Northern Michigan
Feb. 13-14 --- vs. St. Cloud State
Feb. 20-21 --- @ Miami
Feb. 27-28 --- vs. Nebraska-Omaha
March 6-7 --- @ Western Michigan
March 13-15 --- NCHC First-Round
March 20-21 --- NCHC Frozen Faceoff