Though the ECAC continues to dominate men’s college ice hockey, boasting the last two national champions, the highlight of Yale’s schedule might not be any of the four games against conference powerhouses Union and Quinnipiac. The second Rivalry on Ice may take the cake.
Fewer than seven months after the Elis thrashed Harvard 5-1 in the inaugural contest, which pits the rivals against each other at Madison Square Garden, the series will officially continue on January 10 of next year.
The Bulldogs’ newly-released schedule also includes six conference games against NCAA Tournament foes: two each against Colgate, local rival Quinnipiac and defending national champion Union.
Among notable non-ECAC games are road trips to Holy Cross and Northeastern, a November 29 home game against the Rochester Institute of Technology and a January 3 date with the Vermont Catamounts, who also appeared in last year’s NCAA Tournament.
Yale starts its season on Halloween in the Liberty Hockey Invitational. After playing Princeton in the first game, the Elis will take on either UConn or Merrimack in the next round.