Blue Skate 16 Contests at Ingalls
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The 2014-15 Yale men's hockey regular season begins with the second annual Liberty Hockey Invitational at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The Bulldogs take on Princeton at 7:30 p.m. on Halloween before facing either UConn or Merrimack two days later in either the championship game or consolation.
The Elis, who have 16 home dates, 13 on the road and three neutral site contests, begin the campaign by playing an exhibition game against the University of Alberta on Oct. 24. The first home regular-season contests are Nov. 7-8 against Clarkson and St. Lawrence.
Seven games in 2014-15 pit the Blue against teams that played in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, including a pair against defending national and ECAC champion Union. The New Haven meeting of the last two national champions is Dec. 6 at Ingalls Rink.
The non-ECAC Hockey dates at home include Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Vermont, while the Russian Red Stars are back again in late December for an exhibition. Yale's other non-league road games are against Holy Cross, Northeastern and Harvard. There are three games slated against Hockey East teams and two versus Atlantic Hockey squads.
The non-ECAC game against the Crimson is the second Rivalry on Ice at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 10. Last year's inaugural ROI drew a crowd over 16,000 and included numerous social events and morning alumni games.
Click HERE for the entire 2014-15 schedule in PDF format.
filed by Steve Conn, Yale Associate AD/Sports Publicity Director
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