Minnesota Duluth’s tentative schedule for 2013-14, the first season of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, is at the bottom of this post.
Denver makes its Amsoil Arena debut Friday and Saturday. Sounds crazy, but the Pioneers faced UMD in the final game at the DECC on Dec. 4, 2010 (a 2-1 UMD win) and haven’t been back to Duluth since. That’s one of the few drawbacks of a 12-team league.
Denver is 0-4-2 in its last six road games this season. Series notes from the University of Denver sports information office are here.
U.S. College Hockey Online talks about the 10-game unbeaten streak for the UMD women, heading to unbeaten Minnesota this week, in a story here.
Duluth octogenarian Shirley Kirsch, who has opened her home to UMD players for many years, is being honored with her own concession stand at Sill Arena of the Duluth Heritage Sports Center: Shirley’s Kitchen. Donations are being accepted to create a photo display at the concession stand and support the mission of the Heritage Sports Center (which provides a place for boys and girls to learn and grow). Donations can be sent to: Shirley’s Kitchen, Duluth Heritage Sports Center, 120 South 30th Avenue West, Duluth, Minn. 55806.
2013-14 Minnesota Duluth Tentative Schedule
Home games in CAPS
Oct. 11-12: MICHIGAN TECH
Oct. 18-19: at Colorado College
Oct. 25-26: NOTRE DAME
Nov. 1-2: at Ohio State
Nov. 15-16: at North Dakota
Nov. 22-23: at Minnesota
Dec. 6-7: ST. CLOUD STATE
Dec. 13-14: WESTERN MICHIGAN
Jan. 3 or 4: USA U18
Jan. 10-11: at Nebraska-Omaha
Jan. 17-18: DENVER
Jan. 24-25: Minnesota Cup, Xcel Energy Center, Opening round, UMD vs. Minnesota State-Mankato, Minnesota vs. St. Cloud State
Jan. 31-Feb. 1: at Western Michigan
Feb. 7-8: COLORADO COLLEGE
Feb. 14-15: at St. Cloud State
Feb. 21-22: NORTH DAKOTA
Feb. 28-March 1: at Miami of Ohio
March 7-8: NEBRASKA-OMAHA
March 14-15: NCHC First Playoff Round
March 21-22: NCHC Finals, Target Center, Minneapolis
March 28-29: Division I Regionals
April 10-12: Frozen Four, Philadelphia