May 23, 2012

Wildcats Announce Hockey Schedule

Defenseman Mitch Jones.
Defenseman Mitch Jones.

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University hockey team announces its 2012-13 schedule. The 37th season of Wildcat hockey will be the final in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.

The ‘Cats play 36 regular season games and one exhibition. CCHA contests make up 28 games and the eight non-conference games are against Western Collegiate Hockey Association teams. The ‘Cats play 15 home games at the Berry Events Center, two home games in Green Bay and 19 road games.

The season opens with an exhibition matchup with Brock University from St. Catherine’s, Ontario at the Berry Events Center on Oct. 7. The regular season begins with a home series at the Resch Center in Green Bay against Wisconsin on Oct. 12-13. The first home series at the Berry Events Center is against Notre Dame (Oct. 26-27). Michigan, Alaska, Michigan Tech, Miami, Ohio State, Ferris State and Lake Superior State will also make appearances in Marquette.

The ‘Cats travel to Nebraska-Omaha, Miami, Ohio State, Western Michigan, Lake Superior State, St. Cloud State, Alaska, Michigan Tech, Michigan State and Bowling Green State.

Northern returns 19 players from the 2011-12 team that finished 17-14-6 overall and 11-11-6-3 in the CCHA.

2012-13 NMU Hockey Schedule

Oct. 7 - Brock University (ex.) - Berry Events Center
Oct. 12 - Wisconsin (Resch Center) - Green Bay, Wis.
Oct. 13 - Wisconsin (Resch Center) - Green Bay, Wis.
Oct. 19 - at Nebraska-Omaha - Omaha, Neb.
Oct. 20 - at Nebraska-Omaha - Omaha, Neb.
Oct. 26 - Notre Dame - Berry Events Center
Oct. 27 - Notre Dame - Berry Events Center
Nov. 2 - Michigan - Berry Events Center
Nov. 3 - Michigan - Berry Events Center
Nov. 9 - at Miami - Oxford, Ohio
Nov. 10 - at Miami - Oxford, Ohio
Nov. 16 - at Ohio State - Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 17 - at Ohio State - Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 23 - Alaska - Berry Events Center
Nov. 24 - Alaska - Berry Events Center
Nov. 30 - at Western Michigan - Kalamazoo, Mich.
Dec. 1 - at Western Michigan - Kalamazoo, Mich.
Dec. 4 - Michigan Tech - Berry Events Center
Dec. 14 - at Lake Superior State - Sault Ste. Marie, Mich..
Dec. 15 - at Lake Superior State - Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Jan. 4 - at St. Cloud State - St. Cloud, Minn.
Jan. 5 - at St. Cloud State - St. Cloud, Minn.
Jan. 11 - Miami - Berry Events Center
Jan. 12 - Miami - Berry Events Center
Jan. 18 - Ohio State - Berry Events Center
Jan. 19 - Ohio State - Berry Events Center
Jan. 25 - at Alaska - Fairbanks, Alaska
Jan. 26 - at Alaska - Fairbanks, Alaska
Feb. 8 - Ferris State - Berry Events Center
Feb. 9 - Ferris State - Berry Events Center
Feb. 12 - at Michigan Tech - Houghton, Mich.
Feb. 15 - at Michigan State - East Lansing, Mich.
Feb. 16 - at Michigan State - East Lansing, Mich.
Feb. 22 - at Bowling Green State - Bowling Green, Ohio
Feb. 23 - at Bowling Green State - Bowling Green, Ohio
March 1 - Lake Superior State - Berry Events Center
March 2 - Lake Superior State - Berry Events Center
March 8-10 - CCHA First Round
March 15-17 - CCHA Second Round
March 22-23 - CCHA Championship - Detroit, Mich.
March 29-30 - NCAA Regional
April 11 - Frozen Four - Pittsburgh, Pa.
April 13 - National Championship - Pittsburgh, Pa.

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