2017-18 Providence College Men’s Hockey Schedule
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence College men's hockey Head Coach Nate Leaman announced the Friars' 2017-18 schedule on Thursday (May 18). The 34-game slate features 10 games against non-conference opponents and 24 matchups against Hockey East foes.
Providence opens the regular season against Miami University for the third consecutive year with a two-game set at Steve Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio (Oct. 6-7). Hockey East play begins early as the Friars welcome in Boston College for the first of two home games with the Eagles this season on Oct. 15. The following weekend marks Providence’s first trip to North Country since 2007, where they will visit St. Lawrence and Clarkson on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21, respectively. October ends with two high-octane games at Schneider Arena as Boston College and Boston University pay a visit to Providence on Oct. 27-28.
November begins with a visit to Agganis Arena to battle Boston University on Nov. 3, before a home-and-home set with UMass on Nov. 9 and Nov. 11. The Friars will take on Merrimack the following weekend (Nov. 17-18) for the first of three meetings with the Warriors this season. November concludes with Providence participating in the Third Annual Friendship Four in Belfast, Northern Ireland from Nov. 24-25. The Friars will play Maine in a Hockey East tilt at the SSE Arena on Friday, Nov. 24, before playing either Clarkson or Rensselaer the following night as the teams vie for the Belpot Trophy.
The Friars take aim at New Hampshire in a home-and-home series from Dec. 1-2, prior to hosting RIT for a two-game series from Dec. 8-9 to conclude the first half of the season. The second half kicks off at the Three Rivers Classic in Pittsburgh, Pa., with the Friars playing their first-ever contest against Arizona State at the PPG Paints Arena, home of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. Providence will face either tournament host, Robert Morris, or Lake Superior State the following night.
January begins with the playing of the 32nd Mayor’s Cup as the Friars host Brown on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The Friars conclude their season series with Merrimack at Schneider Arena on Jan. 6, before hitting the road the following weekend at Boston College (Jan. 12) and Boston University (Jan. 13). Home-and-home series with UConn (Jan. 18 & Jan. 20) and Northeastern (Jan. 26-27) round out the month of January.
Providence finishes up the regular season with six games in the month of February – at Vermont (Feb. 2-3), home vs. Maine (Feb. 10), a home-and-home against UMass Lowell (Feb. 16-17), and at UMass (Feb. 24).
The opening round of the Hockey East playoffs takes place on March 2-4, followed by the quarterfinal round the following weekend (March 9-11). The Hockey East semifinals take place on March 16 at the TD Garden with the championship game commencing on March 17.
Times for all games listed as “TBA” will be announced at a later date.
Fans interested in season tickets can call the Providence College Ticket Office at 401-865-GOPC (4672).
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