It looks like the Mavericks will open the season Oct. 10-11 at Nebraska Omaha, resuming the Spirit of the Maverick rivalry series after a year off.
The following weekend, Oct. 17-18, they will play a home-and-home series with Minnesota Duluth, going to UMD on Friday and playing in Mankato on Saturday. I'm guessing Saturday might include a Broadmoor Trophy banner raising in the Verizon Wireless Center.
Another highlight of the schedule is the second North Star College Cup at the Xcel Energy Center Jan. 23-24. The Mavericks will play Minnesota on Friday night and either Bemidji State or UMD the next day.
Jan. 30-31 marks the return of Ferris State to Mankato. That was the most exciting series of last season. The two teams will play at Big Rapids, Mich. on Jan. 16-17.
Other dates unveiled already include Nov. 21-22 at Michigan Tech, Dec. 5-6 home vs. Alaska, Feb. 6-7 home vs. Alaska Anchorage, Feb 13-14 at Alaska and Feb. 27-28 home vs. Michigan Tech.
More to come.