Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mavericks' '10-11 schedule released

The Minnesota State men's hockey team will open the 2010-11 season with an exhibition game against British Columbia on Monday, Oct. 4 and start the regular season four days later with a nonconference series against St. Lawrence. The WCHA season will open a week later with the Mavericks going to Michigan Tech.

Some interesting notes on the schedule:

• There will be no home-and-home series this year. Minnesota will come to Mankato for two games Dec. 3-4, and the Mavericks will go to St. Cloud State Jan 28-29.

• Nonconference opponents include St. Lawrence and American International at home and road trips to UMass-Lowell and the Notre Dame tournament in Chicago on Jan. 1-2 (Boston U and Brown are the other teams at the tournament)

• MSU will play eight straight road games that will keep them out of Mankato for the month of November. The road swing includes three flights -- Anchorage, Denver and Lowell -- surrounding the first trip to Nebraska-Omaha as a WCHA rival. It gets no easier when the Mavs return, either, as they will host Minnesota and North Dakota.

• With Omaha and Bemidji State now in the league, MSU will play four conference games (two home, two away) against Anchorage, Denver and Colorado College; single home series against Minnesota, North Dakota, Bemidji and Duluth and single road series at Tech, Omaha, Wisconsin and St. Cloud.

• Three of the Mavericks' final WCHA series will be played at home.

Here is the schedule:

Oct. 4          British Columbia (exhibition)
Oct. 8-9       St. Lawrence
Oct. 15-16   @ Michigan Tech
Oct. 22-23   Colorado College
Oct. 29-30   @ Alaska-Anchorage
Nov. 5-6      @ Nebraska-Omaha
Nov. 12-13  @ Denver
Nov. 26-27  @ Massachusetts-Lowell
Dec. 3-4       Minnesota
Dec. 10-11   North Dakota
Jan. 1-2        @ Shillelagh Tournament, Chicago
Jan. 7-8        American International
Jan. 14-15    Denver
Jan. 21-22    @ Wisconsin
Jan. 28-29    @ St. Cloud State
Feb. 4-5       Bemidji State
Feb. 11-12   @ Colorado College
Feb. 18-19   Minnesota Duluth
Mar. 4-5       Alaska-Anchorage
Mar. 11-13   WCHA first round
Mar. 17-19   WCHA Final Five


TMAVS18 said...

The mavs have some nice outta conference games this year....tough ones! Shane in ur opinion u think MSU will another couple recruits with pitlick gone and Josh berge playing another year in Jrs?

alex said...

tough having the entire month of november on the road but having the gophers and north dakota at home should be exciting