PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence College women’s hockey Head Coach Bob Deraney announced the Friars’ 2016-17 schedule on Aug. 3. The 34-game season features 10 games against non-conference opponents and 24 Hockey East match ups.
The Friars will kick off the season with a Hockey East game at Boston University on Sept. 25 at 3:00 p.m.
Providence will host CHA opponent Robert Morris on Oct. 1 and 2, playing at 2:00 and 1:00 p.m., respectively. The following weekend, the Friars will travel to Rochester to play RIT in a two-game non-conference series on Oct. 7 at 7:00 p.m. and Oct. 8 at 2:00 p.m.
The Friars will host their first ECAC opponent of the season, Union College, at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 18. The team will play another ECAC foe, when it hosts Princeton for two games on Oct 22 and 23. The Tigers played in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in the 2015-16 season.
Providence will resume Hockey East play at Schneider Arena against Maine at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 28 and at Merrimack on Oct. 29.
On Nov. 5 the Friars will host Hockey East rival New Hampshire at 2:00 p.m., and will travel to Boston to face Northeastern on Nov. 6. The Huskies played in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in the 2015-16 season.
The Friars will play two home games against Vermont on Nov. 12 and 13 and a home-and-home series with UNH on Nov. 19 and 20.
The team will play in the 23rd Annual Mayor’s Cup against Brown at Meehan Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 26. The Friars reclaimed the Mayor’s Cup, last season defeating the Bears, 6-1, on Nov. 28, 2015.
Providence will host three different Hockey East opponents at Schneider Arena leading up to the winter break, including Northeastern on Nov. 30, Boston College on Dec. 3, and Merrimack on Dec. 9.
The Friars return to play with a non-conference series at Cornell on Jan. 6 and 7. The Friars and the Big Red have not faced off since January of 2010. The Friars defeated the Big Red 6-3 and 3-0.
Providence continues Hockey East play with two home-and-home series, against UConn on Jan. 14 and 15, and with Boston University on Jan. 21 and 22.
On Jan. 28 and 29, the Friars will play two games against Maine to close the Hockey East series. Each game will be played in Orono, Maine.
The Friars will play at Northeastern on Feb. 4 at 2:00 p.m. and host UConn at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 5.
Providence will be on the road for three consecutive games, playing at Vermont on Feb. 10, at Merrimack on Feb. 12 and at Boston College on Feb. 18, before playing in its final regular-season home game against Boston College on Feb. 19.
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