May 23, 2013
2013-14 Schedule (.pdf)
The Boston University men's ice hockey program and first-year head coach David Quinn have announced the team's 2013-14 schedule, which includes 18 home contests, a weekend in Michigan and games at Madison Square Garden and Fenway Park. The Terriers will face half of the 18 other schools who have claimed an NCAA hockey title.
The 2013-14 Terriers will have the largest collection of non-conference opponents to ever play at Agganis Arena, as Hockey East has moved to a 20-game schedule (two games each), allowing for 14 games outside of league play. Eight of those 14 tilts will be played at home, highlighted by a two-game set versus North Dakota on Nov. 22-23 and Wisconsin's first-ever visit to Agganis on Oct. 19.
After hosting St. Francis Xavier for an exhibition on Oct. 5, BU will kick off the regular season with four more home games over consecutive weekends, beginning with a league contest against Massachusetts on Oct. 11. The following night, Holy Cross will make its third trip to Agganis. Rensselaer (Oct. 18) will make its second consecutive trip to Boston before the season-opening homestand closes with Wisconsin.
In addition to the Badgers, the Terriers will take on two more Big Ten squads in Michigan (Oct. 25) and Michigan State (Oct. 26) when they visit The Mitten State for the first time in six years. BU will face the Wolverines before making its first appearance at Munn Arena since topping the Spartans in a thrilling best-of-three NCAA quarterfinal series in 1990.
North Dakota, which last came to Agganis for the 2008 Ice Breaker, will make a return trip after the teams split a weekend series last November in Grand Forks.
For the fourth time, the Terriers will take on rival Cornell in New York City for Red Hot Hockey on Nov. 30. The three previous meetings at Madison Square Garden have all sold out and this year's event will take place soon after the third and final phase of the historic building's current renovation has been completed.
"This is the type of challenging schedule that BU has always played, but the addition of Notre Dame to Hockey East has not only made the league even more competitive, but has also allowed us to broaden our group of non-conference opponents," said Quinn, who was named the program's 11th head coach on March 26. "Obviously the opportunities for a new group of Terriers to play at Madison Square Garden and Fenway Park make this a unique schedule and one that everyone here at BU is looking forward to."
BU's other non-conference home games include two first-time opponents as future Hockey East member Connecticut comes to Jack Parker Rink on Nov. 17 and Bentley makes the short trip on Dec. 13 to close out the first half. Dartmouth will also visit the Terriers on Jan. 8, four days after BU makes the shortest drive in college hockey to take on Harvard in their yearly meeting.
For the 62nd time, the four Division I hockey schools in Boston will meet at TD Garden for the Beanpot Tournament on Feb. 3 & 10. The Terriers will meet archrival Boston College in the first round before taking on either Harvard or Northeastern the following week.
A highlight of this year's Hockey East schedule will be BU's second appearance at Frozen Fenway. After kickstarting the event back in 2010 with a victory over BC, the Terriers will take on Maine on Jan. 11 in the nightcap of a doubleheader that also features a contest between defending league champion UMass Lowell and Northeastern.
Notre Dame, which enters its first season as a Hockey East member, will host the Terriers for a two-game series on Feb. 21-22. The Terriers' only other overnight trip in league play will take place on Nov. 15 when they head north to face Maine.
BU's first meeting of the year against BC will take place at Agganis on Nov. 8. The Terriers' other Hockey East home games are Providence (Nov. 1), Merrimack (Dec. 7), Vermont (Jan. 24-25), UMass Lowell (Feb. 7), New Hampshire (Feb. 15) and Northeastern (Feb. 28).
All dates are subject to change. Please check GoTerriers.com throughout the coming months for times and television information.