The BU men’s hockey team has officially announced their schedule for the 2019-20 season.
Here are our immediate takeaways from this final list of games:
The Terriers will enter a critical 10-game stretch of Hockey East meetings early in the campaign between October 25 and November 23. During this run, notable opponents include UMass Lowell, who the Terriers eliminated on the road in last season’s conference quarterfinals, as well as Massachusetts, who in 2018-19 won Hockey East and appeared in the division one national championship.
To fill the gap of competitive fixtures through much of December and early January, BU has organized two exhibition games. The first will be a return to Walter Brown Arena for the Terriers as they host the Concordia Stingers of Montreal, while the second will see the Terriers travel to Michigan to face the USA U-18 team, who the Terriers defeated 5-4 in an exhibition last season.
The ever-important rivalry contests against Boston College have been scheduled for January 18th (away) and February 29th (home), moving to the second half of the season after these fixtures took place in the early months last season. The second of the two meetings will be followed by two clashes with Northeastern to conclude the regular season after seven consecutive Hockey East bouts, meaning the Terriers will have to finish strong against stiff competition as they push towards the postseason.
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