Wednesday, April 13, 2005

2005-06 Hockey Schedule Released

Quinnipiac joins the ECAC by replacing UVM (who is leaving for Hockey East), and with the Bobcats comes a change in travel partners. Dartmouth is now paired with arch-nemesis Harvard, while Brown is paired with Yale and Quinnipiac will travel with Princeton.

Schedule highlights:
Season opener @Harvard on October 29th
Boston U. comes to Hanover on December 10th
Battle for the Riverstone with UNH on January 14th in Manchester. (Note it is a Saturday rather than the midweek matchup of previous years).

Lowlights:
The home Harvard game is December 17th. With students on break, one of the most anticipated matchups of the year will go unseen by most.

Sacred Heart and Holy Cross on January 20/21. Blame these games on Harvard's idiotic academic schedule. While 90% of the country is playing conference games, Dartmouth is forced to schedule whoever they can find to fill the dates because Harvard cannot play during exams, which take place roughly six weeks after the semester ends.

Full schedule can be found here (PDF format)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Harvard game taking place over break is problematic. However, on the bright side (or the Bright side, if you prefer the pun), October 29 is also the date of the Dartmouth-Harvard football game at Harvard Stadium. This makes it possible to go to the football game, grab dinner in Harvard Square, and head back to the Bright Hockey Center for more Dartmouth-Harvard action.

Also, in even-numbered years, at least until the stupid Harvard academic schedule changes (and possibly even afterwards, given the scheduling issues created by Harvard's participation in the Beanpot), the Dartmouth home game against Harvard will likely coincide with Homecoming, which is certainly a good thing.