Men’s Hockey Unveils 2012-2013 Schedule

The Crimson will play 14 home contests in 2012-13 (Photo courtesy: Thom Kendall).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's hockey team looks to take the next step following a strong finish last year, as the Crimson released its 29-game slate for the 2012-2013 school year Monday. Harvard will play 14 regular-season home contests in 2012-13, including a five-game homestand to start the season.

Ted Donato, the Robert D. Ziff '88 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Ice Hockey, returns for his eighth season behind the bench of the Crimson. During that span, the former Crimson captain has guided his club to a pair of NCAA Tournament berths and Ivy and ECAC Hockey Titles.

The Crimson will open the year within the friendly confines of the Bright Hockey Center. After an exhibition Oct. 19 against McGill, Harvard opens its regular season slate with a bout against Bentley Oct. 27. November kicks off the start of ECAC play with home contests against Brown (Nov. 2), Yale (Nov. 3) and Union (Nov. 9), and the homestand concludes against Rensselaer Nov. 10. The Crimson hits the road Nov. 16 and 17 to take on Cornell and Colgate before a layoff for the Thanksgiving holiday.

December is a light month for Harvard with just three games on the slate. The Crimson travels to Merrimack Dec. 7 and hosts UMass-Lowell Dec. 10 and Northeastern Dec. 29.

Harvard will play seven consecutive games on the road to start the 2013 portion of the schedule. The Crimson plays at Princeton (Jan. 4), Quinnipiac (Jan. 5), Boston University (Jan. 9), Dartmouth (Jan. 12), Yale (Jan. 18), Brown (Jan. 19) and Union (Jan. 22) to begin the New Year.  

Harvard finally returns home Jan. 25 and 26 against Clarkson and St. Lawrence. The team heads to Rensselaer (Feb. 1) prior to a Feb. 4 showdown with Boston College at TD Garden in the opening round of the 61st Beanpot. Dartmouth heads to the Bright Center Feb. 9, and the Beanpot concludes Feb. 11 at TD Garden.

The Crimson wraps up the regular season with four of its last six games at home. Valentine's Day weekend will see Colgate (Feb. 15) and Cornell (Feb. 16) visit, before Harvard travels to St. Lawrence (Feb. 22) and Clarkson (Feb 23). The Crimson wraps up the regular season at home against Quinnipiac (March 1) and Princeton (March 2).

ECAC playoffs will begin the following weekend at to-be-determined sites with the semifinals and finals set for March 22-23 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

Harvard men's hockey season tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by clicking here. Single games tickets go on sale Sept. 5.