May 23, 2008

NMU Announces 2008-09 Hockey Schedule

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University announces its 2008-09 hockey schedule. The Wildcats have 19 home games. NMU will open the season by playing its first four games at the Berry Events Center against Michigan Tech and UM-Duluth as part of the Superior Cup the weekend of Oct. 10-11 and the following weekend (Oct. 17-18) the ‘Cats host the Michigan Wolverines. 
 
“I am really excited about the schedule,” said Walt Kyle. “From strength of schedule standpoint it is great for the fans to see some great teams in the building.” 
 
NMU’s Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) cluster mates for the 2008-09 season are Bowling Green, Lake Superior and Notre Dame. NMU will face the Falcons in Bowling Green on Nov. 14-15 then the stage will shift to Marquette on Feb. 6-7. LSSU will host the ‘Cats the weekend of Dec. 5-6 and pay a visit to the Berry Events Center the final weekend of the regular season (Feb. 27-28). The Fighting Irish stop at the Berry Events Center for a two-game set the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1 as the ‘Cats will make the return trip to Notre Dame on Feb. 13-14.
 
UM took both the CCHA regular season and playoff titles last year while the Fighting Irish played in the Frozen Four title game.  
 
The ‘Cats Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) rival the Michigan Tech Huskies will also play at the Berry Events Center on Saturday, Dec. 20. NMU and MTU will face-off in Houghton the night before (Dec. 19). 
 
NMU will face from the WCHA the University of Wisconsin in Madison the weekend of Jan. 2-3. The ‘Cats will play two exhibition games against the University of Toronto Sunday, Oct. 5 and the USNTDP Saturday, Dec. 13. Also making a stop at the Berry Events Center will be Alaska, Ferris State and Ohio State.
 
“We’re anxious for the season. I like our hockey team and the schedule which we have,” said Kyle. 
 
2008-09 NMU Hockey Schedule
Oct. 5 – Toronto (2 p.m.)
Oct. 10 – Michigan Tech, Superior Cup (7:35 p.m.)
Oct. 11 – UM-Duluth, Superior Cup (7:35 p.m.)
Oct. 17 – Michigan (7:35 p.m.)
Oct. 18 – Michigan (7:35 p.m.)
Oct. 24 – at Michigan State (7:05 p.m.)
Oct. 25 – at Michigan State (7:05 p.m.)
Oct. 31 – Notre Dame (7:35 p.m.)
Nov. 1 – Notre Dame (7:35 p.m.)
Nov. 14 – at Bowling Green (7:05 p.m.)
Nov. 15 – at Bowling Green (7:05 p.m.)
Nov. 21 – Ohio State (7:35 p.m.)
Nov. 22 – Ohio State (7:35 p.m.)
Nov. 28 – Ferris State (7:35 p.m.)
Nov. 29 – Ferris State (7:35 p.m.)
Dec. 5 – at Lake Superior (7:05 p.m.)
Dec. 6 – at Lake Superior (7:05 p.m.)
Dec. 13 – USNTDP (7:35 p.m.)
Dec. 19 – at Michigan Tech (7:07 p.m.)
Dec. 20 – Michigan Tech (7:35 p.m.)
Jan. 2 – at Wisconsin (8:07 p.m.)
Jan. 3 – at Wisconsin (8:07 p.m.)
Jan. 9 – at Nebraska-Omaha (8:05 p.m.)
Jan. 10 – at Nebraska-Omaha (8:05 p.m.)
Jan. 23 – Alaska (7:35 p.m.)
Jan. 24 – Alaska (7:35 p.m.)
Jan. 30 – at Western Michigan (7:35 p.m.)
Jan. 31 – at Western Michigan (7:35 p.m.)
Feb. 6 – Bowling Green (7:35 p.m.)
Feb. 7 – Bowling Green (7:35 p.m.)
Feb. 13 – at Notre Dame (7:35 p.m.)
Feb. 14 – at Notre Dame (7:05 p.m.)
Feb. 20 – at Miami (7:35 p.m.)
Feb. 21 – at Miami (5:05 p.m.)
Feb. 27 – Lake Superior (7:35 p.m.)
Feb. 28 – Lake Superior (7:35 p.m.)
March 6-8 – CCHA Playoffs (first round)
March 13-15 – CCHA Playoffs (second round)
March 20-21 – CCHA Championship
(All times are Eastern)
 
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