Sunday, April 15, 2012

MSU unveils home schedule

Minnesota State has unveiled its season-ticket brochure and (tentative) home schedule already. A smart move less than a day after naming Mike Hastings as the program's new coach.

The Mavericks will have an exhibition game on Oct. 7 against the University of Lethbridge and then get into the regular season. Their official home opener is Oct. 19-20 against RPI. Here's the home schedule:

Oct. 7, Lethbridge (exhib.)
Oct. 19-20, RPI
Nov. 3, Minnesota*
Nov. 9-10, Denver
Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Bemidji State
Dec. 7-8, Alaska Anchorage
Jan. 4-5, Providence
Jan. 11-12, Wisconsin*
Jan. 26, Minnesota*
Feb. 15-16, Michigan Tech
March 8-9, North Dakota*

* = premium games

Season-ticket packages are $320. Blue Line Club Memberships cost $2,030, $1,015 or $520.

The road schedule has not been released. But I believe MSU opens the regular season at Alabama-Huntsville and also plays in the UConn tournament in late December. The Minnesota weekends are home-and-home series. The Mavericks' other road opponents include Colorado College, Alaska Anchorage, Nebraska Omaha, Minnesota Duluth, Wisconsin, St. Cloud State.


Bulldog Fan in Circle Pines said...

The UMD series is at Duluth not in Mankato. Duluth News tribune already posted the Bulldogs schedule. Plus MSU would only play 7 home conference series and eight are listed. UND, MT, UW, MN, AA, DU, BSU so UMD is in Duluth.

Hockey25 said...

Looks like MSU needs to double check their work concerning the schedule.

MSU Grad 97 said...

Hopefully someone in the NSIC offices got this schedule and decided not to schedule every basketball home conference weekend with the hockey nights. Some of us like to attend both if possible. It looks like both teams should be worth watching this year as well; that would be a nice reward for those of us that stuck it through those seasons last year - when we chose to go to one or the other, that is.

Shane Frederick said...

The schedule has been revised. The Duluth games were indeed road games. So MSU has 18 regular-season home games and one exhibition. ... I'll try to post the full tentative schedule (home/away) later today.