DETROIT - APRIL 10: The Boston College Eagles pose with the trophy after they won the championship game of the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four on April 10, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Boston College defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 5-0 to win the national title. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
For whatever reason, the defending National Champions Eagles hockey team have yet to release their 2010-11 men's ice hockey schedule. This doesn't stop us, however, from piecing together much of the Eagles' schedule from the schedule releases for virtually every other Hockey East programs including Maine, New Hampshire, Boston University, Providence, Merrimack, UMass-Lowell, Vermont and Northeastern.
This season, BC is fortunate to host both Maine and New Hampshire at home for two of their three regular season games, along with UMass-Lowell and Massachusetts. BC will go on the road for two of three against Vermont, Boston University, Northeastern, Merrimack and Providence.
Next year is also one of those awkward years where BC and BU can't meet in the Beanpot Tournament final, as the Green Line rivals square off in the first round. BC will play BU in the second game of the first round of the Beanpot on February 7, 2011.
The regular season again concludes with a home-and-home with New Hampshire on March 4-5, which will likely again determine the Hockey East regular season title.
The only dates that are still to be confirmed are the three regular season games against UMass.
In non-conference play, BC will travel to Denver to play two games against the Pioneers on October 15-16. The Eagles will again face Notre Dame in South Bend on October 23. Finally, BC will play Colgate and either Dartmouth or Mercyhurst in the Dartmouth Tournament over the holidays.
October 2 - University of Toronto -- exhibition
October 9 - at Northeastern (7 PM)
October 15 - at Denver (9:35 PM)
October 16 - at Denver (9:05 PM)
October 23 - at Notre Dame (7:05 PM)
October 29 - at Merrimack (7 PM)
October 30 - Merrimack (7 PM)
November 2 - UMass-Lowell (7 PM)
November 5 - New Hampshire (7 PM)
November 12 - at Vermont (7:05 PM)
November 13 - at Vermont (7:05 PM)
November 19 - Maine (7 PM)
November 20 - Maine (7 PM)
November 26 - at Merrimack (4 PM)
November 28 - Vermont (4 PM)
December 3 - at Boston University (7 PM)
December 4 - Boston University (7 PM)
December 30 - vs. Colgate -- Dartmouth Tournament, Hanover, N.H. (7 PM)
December 31 - vs. Mercyhurst/Dartmouth -- Dartmouth Tournament, Hanover, N.H. (4 / 7 PM)
January 7 - Providence (7 PM)
January 8 - at Providence (7 PM)
January 16 - at Maine (4 PM)
January 21 - at Boston University (7 PM)
January 22 - UMass-Lowell (7 PM)
January 29 - at UMass-Lowell (7 PM)
February 4 - Massachusetts (7 PM)
February 7 - vs. Boston University -- Beanpot First Round (8 PM)
February 11 - at Providence (7 PM)
February 14 - vs. Harvard / Northeastern -- Beanpot (TBA)
February 18 - Northeastern (7 PM)
February 19 - at Northeastern (7:30 PM)
February 25 - at Massachusetts (7 PM)
February 26 - Massachusetts (7 PM)
March 4 - New Hampshire (7 PM)
March 5 - at New Hampshire (7 PM)
March 11 - Hockey East Quarterfinals Game 1 (7 PM)
March 12 - Hockey East Quarterfinals Game 2 (7 PM)
March 13 - Hockey East Quarterfinals Game 3 (7 PM) -- if necessary