Complete 2013-14 schedule available here.
Brown men's hockey head coach Brendan Whittet has announced the Bears' 2013-14 schedule, which features 12 home games, including one each against the most recent two NCAA National Champions. The Bears open their 2013-14 campaign against defending National Champion Yale on Friday, October 25, at the Liberty Hockey Invitational, to be played at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Brown hosts 2012 National Champion Boston College on Saturday, January 11th and then hosts the Bulldogs on January 24th.
Coming off its most successful season in two decades, Brown will look to continue its momentum into the 2013-14 season.
"My scheduling philosophy is very simple," said Whittet. "To be the best, you need to play the best. It is a hard schedule, it is a tough schedule, but it is a schedule we welcome and embrace.
"Our conference is the elite conference in the country and every game is an absolute battle. ECAC Hockey games pit us against the defending NCAA Champions, coupled with games against NCAA Tournament participants in Quinnipiac and Union. The non-league portion is dotted with games against traditional NCAA powers, with contests against teams from the National Hockey Conference, Hockey East and the ECAC."
After opening the year at the Liberty Hockey Invitational, which takes the place of the Ivy Showcase, Brown jumps right into ECAC Hockey action when it hosts Clarkson and St. Lawrence in a pair of League games November 1st and 2nd. Those two games are the only home contests during the month of November, as Brown will return to the road for its longest away stretch of the season, playing six games away from Meehan Auditorium.
The Bears travel to Quinnipiac and Princeton (November 8-9) and then play a mid-week game at New Hampshire on November 12th. Brown will enjoy a rare weekend off, before returning to action at Cornell and Colgate (November 22-23). A single game across town at Providence College, the 29th annual Mayor's Cup, on November 30th closes out the six-game stretch.
Brown will then host Harvard and Dartmouth the weekend of December 6th and 7th in its final two games of the first semester.
The Bears open the 2014 calendar year in Colorado, the home state of rising junior Ryan Jacobson, where they will play at Denver (January 3rd) and at Colorado College (January 4th). Brown returns home for a single game against Boston College on January 11th, which closes out the non-league portion of the schedule.
Brown opens a stretch of 14 straight games against ECAC Hockey opponents when it travels to the North Country to face St. Lawrence and Clarkson (November 17-18). The Bears will then play a home-and-home with travel partner Yale, hosting the Bulldogs on Friday, January 24th, before facing off in New Haven on Saturday, January 25th.
The Bears host Colgate and Cornell (January 31-February 1) and will alternate home and away ECAC Hockey weekends for the remainder of the season, traveling to Union and RPI (February 7-8), hosting Princeton and Quinnipiac (February 14-15), traveling to Dartmouth and Harvard (February 21-22), and hosting RPI and Union (February 28-March 1).
ECAC Hockey playoffs begin the following weekend with the First Round scheduled for March 7-9. Quarterfinals will be played March 14-16 and the Final Four, which returns to Lake Placid, New York this year, is scheduled for March 21-22.