2014-15 Men's Hockey Schedule Unveiled
Sept. 2, 2014
2014 Hockey Schedule in PDF format
This year at Conte Forum, all home men's hockey games on Friday evenings will begin at 7:30 p.m.
"Based on feedback we received from fans, we will be experimenting with face-off times in an attempt to accommodate as many people as possible," Director of Athletics Brad Bates said. "We're constantly looking to enhance the game experience and welcome future feedback."
As of this release, Boston College will skate in front of a national viewing audience four times this season as part of Hockey East's package with NBC Sports Network. The Eagles host cross-town rival Boston University on Friday, Nov. 7, before traveling to Durham, N.H., for a Friday, Dec. 5, showdown at New Hampshire. Both televised games will start at 8 p.m.
As part of Boston College's regular season finale, NBC Sports Network will air both contests at Notre Dame on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively.
Much like 2013-14, the Eagles will face a heavy contingent from the Big Ten conference. Following a trip to East Lansing, Mich., to combat Michigan State on Fri, Nov. 14, BC hosts Minnesota and Michigan on Fri., Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
"We are very excited to once again take on the elite of college hockey this season," head coach Jerry York said. "This year's lineup at Kelley Rink will be enjoyable for our fans and we are looking forward to our fans ubiquitous support."
Boston College kicks off its 2014-15 campaign with conference action at UMass Lowell on Friday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. The Eagles will then travel to Rochester, N.Y., to take on Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
On Friday, Oct. 24, BC will host Colorado College in the Conte Forum / Kelley Rink season opener at 7:30 p.m. before welcoming Massachusetts the following night at 7 p.m. for the first home league tilt.
The Eagles will travel west for a two-game series at Denver on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, before breaking in the XL Center in Hartford against first-time opponent Connecticut on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The 7 p.m. puck drop marks Connecticut's first home event as a member of Hockey East. BC and UConn will also meet at Conte Forum on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.
After the BU contest on Nov. 7, the Eagles welcome another Beanpot constituent in Harvard on Nov. 11 for a Tuesday night showdown at 7 p.m.
BC closes out the UMass series in Amherst, Mass., on Friday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. and returns home to host Maine on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. The Eagles' finish out the Maine tandem on Sunday, Jan. 18.
After Minnesota comes to town, Boston College journeys to Providence on Saturday, Nov. 29 for a 7 p.m. start and will meet the Friars again on Friday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Conte Forum.
December's three-game slate includes a home and home with New Hampshire on Dec. 5-6. After the NBC Sports Network telecast from the Whittemore Center on Friday, Dec. 5, BC and UNH close out the series at 7 p.m. the following evening at Conte Forum. The Michigan game on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. will be Boston College's final game of 2014.
BC begins the New Year at the 26th annual Ledyard Classic Tournament hosted by Dartmouth. On Friday, Jan. 2, Boston College plays Brown at 4 p.m. and then skates against the host on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m.
The Boston College - Northeastern series starts at Matthews Arena on Friday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. and closes the following night in Chestnut Hill at 7 p.m.
The Huskies are the only Hockey East team BC is guaranteed to see three times in 2014-15 as BC and NU square off in the first round of the 63rd annual Beanpot Tournament on Monday, Feb. 2 at TD Garden. The BC - Northeastern semifinal will be the 8 p.m. game at this year's Beanpot Tournament. Boston College will return to TD Garden to take on either Boston University or Harvard the following Monday, Feb. 9.
From Friday, Jan. 16 to Wednesday, Jan. 21, the Eagles will be tested with three Hockey East tilts, including at Boston University (Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.), at Maine (Sunday, Jan. 18 - TBA) and home against Merrimack (Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.). On Friday, Feb. 6, the Eagles skate up to North Andover, Mass., to close out the Merrimack series at 7 p.m.
A two-game home stand against Vermont on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14, at 7:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, comes in front of a Friday night home game to consummate the UMass Lowell series on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
After the regular season series finale in Notre Dame, Ind., the new Hockey East format will commence as Connecticut ups the membership to 12 programs. All 12 teams qualify for the Hockey East playoffs moving forward.
The new Hockey East Tournament format is listed below:
Friday - Sunday, March 6-8
Best-of-Three Opening Round Play on Campus
Friday - Sunday, March 13-15
Best-of-Three Quarterfinal Round Play on Campus
Friday, March 20
Hockey East Semifinals
Saturday, March 21
Hockey East Championship
The 2015 NCAA Tournament will begin with regional play on from Friday, March 27 through Sunday, Match 29.
The 2015 "Frozen Four" returns to Boston for the first time since 2004. Boston College will have the opportunity to win its sixth-consecutive Beanpot title and 20th overall,12th Hockey East Tournament title and sixth national championship all under one roof this season.
"We are ecstatic to have trophy season here in our backyard," York said.
Boston College will tune up against the University of New Brunswick on Saturday, Oct. 4, in an exhibition contest scheduled for 7 p.m. at Conte Forum.