OXFORD, Ohio – With a bow wrapped around the 2016-17 hockey season, Miami hockey has announced its full 2017-18 slate.
The RedHawks play 19 games at Steve ‘Coach’ Cady Arena next season with six of their nine home series pitting them against 2017 NCAA Tournament qualifiers, including both national finalists. Additionally, Miami plays home series against the last three national champions (Denver, North Dakota and Providence).
MU’s slate begins during Family Weekend with a home series against Providence Oct. 6-7. Miami also hosts a series against Connecticut to close the opening month of the season Oct. 27-28. That set comes after an Oct. 13 exhibition at the USA National Team Development Program and an Oct. 20-21 trip to Maine.
November sees the start of the RedHawks’ trek through the National Collegiate Hockey Conference as they begin league play at home against Colorado College (Nov. 3-4) while also host defending NCHC Frozen Faceoff champion and national runner-up Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 17-18). Miami also plays two road series that month against North Dakota (Nov. 10-11) and in-state rival Bowling Green (Nov. 24-25).
Miami’s non-conference slate ends in December with a home series against Cornell (Dec. 1-2). The RedHawks also travel to NCHC rival Western Michigan (Dec. 8-9) to close out the first half of their regular season schedule.
A three-week break from competition concludes with Miami hosting a Dec. 30 exhibition against Windsor before it jumps back into league play the rest of the year. January sees the Red & White host defending national champion Denver (Jan. 5-6) along with St. Cloud State (Jan. 19-20) with road series at Omaha (Jan. 12-13) and Colorado College (Jan. 26-27).
Following a bye week at the start of February, the RedHawks’ last four series come against 2017 NCAA Tournament competitors, with two of those foes reaching the Frozen Four. That stretch run includes home series with Western Michigan (Feb. 9-10) and North Dakota (Feb. 23-24) with trips to national runner-up Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 16-17) and defending national champion Denver (March 2-3).
The top four teams in the final NCHC regular season standings will host a best-of-three series against the remaining four squads from March 9-11. Once those four teams emerge out of those series, they will meet in the Target Center for the NCHC Frozen Faceoff in Minneapolis (March 16-17).
The NCAA Tournament begins with regional rounds from March 23-25 with 16 teams vying for a berth in the 2018 Frozen Four (April 5 and 7) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
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Additionally, Miami Athletics has put together a promotional schedule for the RedHawks' home games.
2017-18 Miami Hockey Promotional Schedule Oct. 6-7 vs. Providence- Family Weekend/You Can Play Oct. 27-28 vs. UConn- Halloween Weekend (Saturday- Skate with the ‘Hawks) Nov. 3-4 vs. Colorado College- Pucks & Paws Nov. 17-18 vs. Minnesota Duluth- Star Wars Series (Saturday- Autograph Night) Dec. 1-2 vs. Cornell- Give Back at Goggin (Friday- Teddy Bear Toss) Dec. 30 Exhibition vs. Windsor- Celebrate 2017 Jan. 5-6 vs. Denver- Youth Weekend (Saturday- Swoop's Kids Club Night & Skate with the ‘Hawks) Jan. 19-20 vs. St. Cloud State- Retro Weekend Feb. 9-10 vs. Western Michigan- Social Media Series (Saturday- Autograph Night) Feb. 23-24 vs. North Dakota- Fan Appreciation (Friday)/Senior Night (Saturday)