CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's ice hockey team released its 2017-18 schedule and will play 11 games at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The campaign features three games against teams that made the NCAA Tournament last season. All of Harvard's home games will be shown live on the Ivy League Network.
Prior to the season, the Crimson will host the USNTDP U-18 team in an exhibition on Oct. 21 at Bright-Landry. The Crimson then begins the campaign with a three-game homestand against Ivy League foes Dartmouth on Oct. 29, Yale on Nov. 3 and Brown on Nov. 4.
Harvard then hits the road for nine straight games, beginning with a game at Colgate on Nov. 10. Then, the Crimson travels to Ithaca, New York on Nov. 11 to face off against Cornell. Last season, the Crimson swept both games against Cornell, who appeared in the NCAA Tournament.
Then the team travels west to face off in a pair of games against Minnesota on Nov. 17-18. Harvard has only played Minnesota once in the last five years, winning, 4-3, in overtime on Jan. 2, 2016 to win the Mariucci Classic. Next up, the Crimson travel back to the Boston area to face crosstown rival Boston College on Nov. 24.
The Crimson closes out its schedule before the finals break, continuing the road trip against Quinnipiac on Dec. 1 and Princeton on Dec. 2. Prior to the start of the New Year, Harvard travels up north for a pair of weekend games against UMass Lowell and Vermont on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30.
The next week, the Crimson plays its first game at home since Nov. 4, as they host Rensselaer on Jan. 5. Continuing at home, Harvard hosts Union for the first time this season Jan. 6. Harvard then travels to finish a home and home with Rensselaer before returning to Bright-Landry to plays Princeton and Quinnipiac Jan. 12-13.
The Crimson travels to Clarkson Jan. 19 and then St. Lawrence the following day Jan. 20. Harvard then hosts a pair of Ivy League games against Cornell and Colgate Jan. 26-27. Then a week later, the Crimson travel to Dartmouth for a Friday night game Feb. 2.
The Crimson looks to defend the Beanpot Cup at TD Garden on Feb. 5 against Boston University in the tournament opener. Harvard then travels to Union on Feb. 9 before continuing the Beanpot Feb. 12.
The Crimson closes out the regular season with St. Lawrence Feb. 16 and Clarkson Feb. 17 at home before Harvard takes the road to go up against Brown and Yale Feb. 23-24.
The Crimson begins postseason play by defending its ECAC Championship from last season from March 2-17 in the ECAC Tournament.