BU Announces 2014-15 Men's Ice Hockey Schedule

GO TERRIERS Junior captain Matt Grzelcyk and the Terriers will face a challenging 2014-15 schedule.
Junior captain Matt Grzelcyk and the Terriers will face a challenging 2014-15 schedule.

June 5, 2014

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BOSTON - Highlighted by visits from the defending NCAA champion and both Big Ten programs in Michigan, the Boston University men's ice hockey team has announced its 2014-15 schedule. Other notable games for head coach David Quinn and the Terriers include a weekend trip to Wisconsin and a return to Walter Brown Arena for a contest against the U.S. National Junior Team.

In addition to 22 Hockey East contests, BU will play 11 non-conference contests - five of which will be at Agganis Arena - and host two USA Hockey squads along with the annual visit by a Canadian university to kick off the year.

Coming off its first national championship, Union will visit Agganis on Jan. 3 to start off the second half of the season. It will mark the first-ever meeting between the Terriers and the Dutchmen.

BU will host Michigan State (Oct. 24) and Michigan (Oct. 25) for its first home contests of the season before welcoming Harvard (Nov. 25) and Colgate (Nov. 29) during Thanksgiving week. The latter will be the Terriers' first meeting with the Raiders in 21 seasons.

For the first time since 2000, the Terriers will fly to Wisconsin to take on the Badgers for two games on Jan. 9-10. The Terriers fell to Wisconsin in the championship game of the 2000 Bank One Badger Showdown. BU last visited Wisconsin for the 2002 Ice Breaker Invitational, but did not face the hosts. The Terriers' other road non-conference contests are at Dartmouth (Nov. 30) and Rensselaer (Dec. 13).

A decade after moving next door to Agganis, BU will return to Walter Brown Arena on Dec. 19 when it takes on the U.S. National Junior Team before the nation's young stars compete in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in Canada.

"Our schedule this upcoming season will be a good challenge from start to finish," said Quinn, who is entering his second season at the helm of the BU program. "Most of our non-conference opponents are the same as last year with the exception of two very strong teams from Union and Colgate, who we're looking forward to hosting here at Agganis. With all the great memories I have from Walter Brown Arena, it will be a thrill to coach against the junior team there."

Fans will get their first look at the BU squad on Oct. 4 when St. Thomas comes down to Boston from New Brunswick. Two weeks later, the Terriers will welcome the U.S. National Under-18 Team.

The Terriers will officially kick off the 2014-15 campaign when they cross the state to take on Massachusetts on Oct. 10. BU's home opener will take place on Oct. 24, when Michigan State heads to Agganis for the first time since the 2008 Ice Breaker. The following night, Michigan will make its third appearance at Jack Parker Rink.

The first of 11 Hockey East home games will be against Providence in the back end of a home-and-home weekend on Nov. 1. Two teams will make their first trips to Agganis as members of Hockey East. BU will host league newcomer Connecticut on Nov. 16 and Notre Dame flies east to Boston for a two-game weekend on Feb. 20-21.

The Terriers will host archrival Boston College on Jan. 16 before two-time defending Hockey East champion UMass Lowell makes the trip to Agganis two days later.

The other home conference games on this year's schedule are Maine on Nov. 21, Merrimack on Dec. 5, Massachusetts on Jan. 30, New Hampshire on Feb. 13. BU's annual senior night will take place on Feb. 27 when it takes on crosstown rival Northeastern. The lone road weekend in league play for the Terriers will occur on Jan. 23-24, when the Terriers head north to take on Vermont.

The 63rd annual Beanpot will take place on Feb. 2 & 9 at TD Garden. The Terriers will face Harvard in the first round before taking on either Boston College or Northeastern.

All dates are subject to change. Please check GoTerriers.com throughout the summer for times and television information.



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