Men's Ice Hockey Announces 2011-12 Schedule

GO TERRIERS Captain Chris Connolly and the Terriers will officially open the 2011-12 season when they host New Hampshire on Oct. 8.
Captain Chris Connolly and the Terriers will officially open the 2011-12 season when they host New Hampshire on Oct. 8.

May 17, 2011

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BOSTON - Highlighted by contests against Denver and Notre Dame and a visit to Madison Square Garden for the third installment of Red Hot Hockey, the 2011-12 Boston University men's ice hockey schedule has been announced by head coach Jack Parker. In all, the Terriers will play at Agganis Arena on 17 dates, including two exhibitions and two non-conference games.

After an exhibition against St. Francis Xavier on Oct. 1, BU will kick off its season one week later when it welcomes New Hampshire to Agganis on Oct. 8 for an 8 p.m. contest that will also serve as its Hockey East and home opener.

Denver will make its first visit to Boston in six years when the Terriers host the Pioneers on Oct. 15. The seven-time national champions recorded 25 wins last season and reached the NCAA regional finals as a No. 2 seed. BU last faced Denver in the championship game of the 2009 Denver Cup, where the Terriers earned a 4-1 victory to capture the title.

After selling out the first two Red Hot Hockey events in 2007 and 2009, BU and longtime rival Cornell will take to the ice at Madison Square Garden once again on Nov. 26 (click here for more information).

The Terriers' longest trip of the season will take place at the end of the 2011 calendar year when they visit Notre Dame for a contest on New Year's Eve. The Fighting Irish, who are entering their first season in a new state-of-the-art arena, reached the national semifinals last season before falling to eventual national champion Minnesota-Duluth.

As for the rest of the non-conference schedule, BU will host in-state foe Holy Cross on Nov. 22 and make the short trip over to Harvard to take on the Crimson on Jan. 4. The Terriers and Crimson will also meet in the first round of the 60th Beanpot on Feb. 3. Either Boston College or Northeastern will await BU on Feb. 10 in the second round of "Boston's Tournament."



"In addition to a full slate of challenging Hockey East contests, we've set up a non-conference schedule that will see us face strong opponents from each of the other four conferences," said Parker, who will enter his 39th season at the helm of the Terrier program.

In all, the Terriers will play 13 home games in Hockey East play with four league opponents each playing twice at Jack Parker Rink. In addition to the season opener, UNH will visit the Terriers on Nov. 19. BU will also host Massachusetts (Oct. 29, Feb. 10), Merrimack (Nov. 11, Jan. 7) and Maine (Jan. 27-28) twice.

The Terriers have four other games at Agganis as part of home-and-home series with Boston College (Dec. 3), Providence (Jan. 20), UMass Lowell (Feb. 18) and Northeastern (March 2 - Senior Night). BU will play host to Vermont on Nov. 18.

On Oct. 14, the Terriers will visit Providence in their first of 14 road contests in conference play. The regular-season finale will take place at Northeastern on March 3.

BU will host its second exhibition of the season when the U.S. National Under-18 Team visits Agganis on Jan. 8.

All game dates and times are subject to change, as accommodations for broadcasts will be made when the team's television schedule is announced. Please check for all updates and changes.

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