The Massachusetts hockey team released its full 2015-16 schedule Monday evening following a series of teasers released throughout the day by the program’s Twitter account.
The Minutemen, who finished 11-23-2 last year, will kick off the new regular season with a weekend series on the road against Colorado College Oct. 9-10. UMass’ home opener follows the next weekend against Sacred Heart.
Highlighting the Minutemen’s nonconference schedule, UMass will play in its only regular season tournament from Oct. 30-31 in Trenton, New Jersey. As part of the Capital City Classic, it will face Hockey East rival Maine — counted as a rare nonconference matchup — and either Princeton or Yale the following day depending on round one results.
Other nonconference matchups include faceoffs with Quinnipiac, Union, Army West Point and American International.
The Minutemen’s conference schedule begins Oct. 23 with a home game against New Hampshire. UMass will close its regular season with a home-and-home set against defending NCAA champions Providence.
Here is UMass’ complete 2015-16 schedule, including its head-to-head series results last year:
- Oct. 3 vs. Dalhousie (Exhibition)
- Oct. 9-10 @ Colorado College (N/A)
- Oct. 16 vs. Sacred Heart (N/A)
- Oct. 23 vs. New Hampshire (1-1)
- Oct. 30 vs. Maine (1-3) *
- Oct. 31 @ Princeton/Yale (N/A)*
- Nov. 3 @ Boston College (0-2)
- Nov. 6 @ UConn (0-2)
- Nov. 7 vs. UConn
- Nov. 13 vs. Merrimack (1-0-1)
- Nov. 15 @ Vermont (0-2)
- Nov. 20 @ New Hampshire
- Nov. 21 @ Merrimack
- Nov. 27 vs. Quinnipiac (1-1)
- Nov. 28 @ Quinnipiac
- Dec. 4-5 @ Notre Dame (1-4, 1-2 in Hockey East Tournament)
- Dec. 11 vs. Union (N/A)
- Dec. 18 vs. U.S. Junior National Team (Exhibition)
- Jan. 2 @ Army (N/A)
- Jan. 5 vs. Yale (N/A)
- Jan. 9 @ Boston University (0-2)
- Jan. 15 vs. UMass Lowell (1-1-1)
- Jan. 16 @ UMass Lowell
- Jan. 22 vs. Boston College
- Jan. 23 vs. Vermont
- Jan. 29-30 vs. Maine
- Feb. 5 vs. Boston University
- Feb. 9 vs. American International (1-0) **
- Feb. 12 vs. Northeastern (1-2)
- Feb. 13 @ Northeastern
- Feb. 19 @ UMass Lowell
- Feb. 26 vs. Providence (1-2)
- Feb. 27 @ Providence
*denotes Capital City Classic tournament games, which will be played in Trenton, New Jersey
**denotes game will be played at MassMutual Center in Springfield
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