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Boston College Hockey Will Host Arizona State Next Season

BC's home slate for 2016-17 features the newest D1 program, plus 13 other home dates

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Season ticket renewal notices have gone out for Boston College hockey, and the home schedule is coming in to focus. In addition to 11 home games against Hockey East opponents, BC will welcome Colorado College, Minnesota and Arizona State to Conte Forum.

With two additional in-season tournaments on top of the Beanpot - the IceBreaker, the Three Rivers Classic - plus the Madison Square Garden game against North Dakota, this year's schedule is lighter than usual on home non-conference opponents.

The inclusion of Arizona State is probably the most intriguing news. This will be the first meeting all time between BC and the newest D1 program. According to The BC Hockey Blog, the Sun Devils will play just one game at BC, so presumably they'll be playing another game in New England as part of the trip. As has been rumored here and elsewhere, BC will be traveling to Arizona State in 2017-18 for two games in Tempe.

The only mystery remaining on the home schedule for next year is some of the specific dates.

The home opener will be against Colorado College on Friday, October 21. BC is playing in the Icebreaker on October 7-8, then will be at Wisconsin the following weekend.

Home slate:

Dates known-

10/21 - Colorado College
1/6 - Providence
1/14 - BU
2/17 - Vermont
2/18 - Vermont
2/25 - UMass-Lowell

Dates unknown-

Arizona State
Notre Dame