Harvard will play 17 home regular season contests in 2016-17 (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's ice hockey team and Ted Donato, the Robert D. Ziff '88 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Ice Hockey, released its 2016-17 schedule on Friday. The Crimson will play 17 games in Cambridge. The slate features a host of nationally-ranked programs, including five teams that made the NCAA tournament in 2016. All of Harvard's home games will be featured on the Ivy League Digital Network.
The Crimson hosts the USNTDP U-18 team in a preseason exhibition on Oct. 8 before traveling to Glendale, Arizona to face off against the Arizona State Sun Devils Oct. 28 and 29. Friday's game against ASU will be played at Gila River Arena and shown live on the PAC-12 Network. Harvard welcomes the Colgate Raiders and Cornell Big Red on Nov. 4 and 5.
The Crimson then hit the road to Princeton on November 11 and continue on to NCAA runner- up Quinnipiac on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Harvard looks to challenge the Boston College Eagles on Nov. 18, their first meeting since the NCAA tournament in 2016. Harvard travels to face Boston University on Nov. 22. The Crimson host Bentley on Saturday, Nov. 26.
The Crimson wraps up the first half of its schedule at St. Lawrence and Clarkson on Dec. 2-3, and does not hit the ice again until a three-game stretch at home starting on Dec. 30 against RPI and continuing Jan. 6-7 against Quinnipiac and Princeton.
The Crimson hit the road for competition against RPI, Union and Dartmouth on Jan. 13, 14 and 17, respectively. Harvard returns home to host Brown and Yale on Jan. 20-21. The squad then travels to face Cornell and Colgate Jan. 27-28.
The Crimson hits the road once again, with trips set for Yale and Brown on Feb. 17-18. The Crimson closes out their regular season action on Feb. 24-25 when they host Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Postseason action is scheduled to begin on March 3, with the first round of the ECAC Tournament.
Harvard put together a 19-11-4 campaign in 2015-16, including a 12-6-4 mark in ECAC Hockey action and a runner-up finish in the ECAC Tournament. The team returns seven of its top-ten point scorers from a year ago.