As Boston College is annually one of the very last teams to release its hockey schedule, piecing next season's schedule together by pulling together other teams' releases has become a beloved BC hockey summer tradition. With a number of teams having either officially released or mostly leaked out their schedules at this point, we have a pretty good idea of what BC's schedule looks like for next year.
The Eagles will open their season on October 7 in Denver at the IceBreaker tournament, taking on Air Force. On October 8 they will face either Ohio State or Denver. After spending the following weekend playing two games at Wisconsin, BC will return home on October 21 with their home opener against Colorado College.
The Eagles' traveling road show will take them to a number of neutral sites/special venues. BC will play in three in-season tournaments - the IceBreaker at Denver; a holiday tournament at Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center; and the Beanpot. BC will also play Holy Cross at the DCU Center, Maine at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, North Dakota at Madison Square Garden, and Providence at Fenway Park.
All told, BC will play 10 games - nearly 1/3 of their regular season schedule - in either in-season tournaments or at neutral/special venues. Perhaps that'll be good experience to prep for tournament time.
Here's what we know so far.
UConn home game; UMass home-and-home; Merrimack home game; UNH home game; Notre Dame (2x at home)
Fri 10/7 - Air Force (in Denver)
Sat 10/8 - DU/OSU (in Denver)
Fri 10/14 - @ Wisconsin
Sun 10/16 - @ Wisconsin
Fri 10/21 - Colorado College
Sat 10/22 - @ Holy Cross (at the DCU Center)
Fri 11/4 - @ Maine
Sat 11/5 - @ Maine (in Portland)
Sun 11/13 - Arizona State
Tue 11/22 - @ UConn (XL Center)
Fri 11/25 - Minnesota
Tue 11/29 - @ Northeastern
Sat 12/3 - North Dakota (at Madison Square Garden)
Tue 12/6 - vs. Northeastern
Thu 12/29 - Quinnipiac (in Pittsburgh)
Fri 12/30 - RMU/Ferris St. (in Pittsburgh)
Fri 1/6 - Providence
Fri 1/7 - Providence (at Fenway Park)
Fri 1/13 - @ Boston University
Sat 1/14 - Boston University
Fri 2/3 - @ UNH
Mon 2/6 - Boston University (Beanpot, at TD Garden)
Fri 2/10 - @ Merrimack
Mon 2/13 - Harvard/Northeastern (Beanpot, at TD Garden)
Fri 2/17 - Vermont
Sat 2/18 - Vermont
Fri 2/24 - @ Lowell
Sat 2/25 - vs Lowell
March 3-5: Hockey East Octofinals
March 10-12: Hockey East Quarterfinals
March 17: Hockey East Semifinal (TD Garden)
March 18: Hockey East Championship Game (TD Garden)
March 24-26: NCAA Regionals
April 6-8: NCAA Frozen Four (Chicago)