Men’s Hockey announces 2012-13 schedule

Men’s Hockey announces 2012-13 schedule

For the complete 2012-13 CUW men's hockey schedule, click here.

MEQUON, Wis. – New men's hockey head coach Jasen Wise announced Concordia University Wisconsin's schedule for the 2012-13 season Monday morning, one that features strong competition to begin the year and numerous home contests to close the season.

The slate features 25 games in all – 12 at home and 13 on the road – with five contests against non-conference opponents and 21 against Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association foes. Overall, three ranked opponents and two NCAA Division III Tournament participants await the Falcons.

The Falcons begin the season against No. 1-ranked and defending NCAA Division III National Champions St. Norbert College on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in De Pere, Wis.

CUW then travels to Milwaukee for an Oct. 26 home-and-home series with No. 8-ranked MSOE at 7:05 p.m. The Falcons home opener, against MSOE, on Saturday, Oct. 27 will begin at 7 p.m. at the Ozaukee Ice Center.

The month of November features just two home contests of the seven to be played. CUW competes against Lawrence University and Lake Forest College in home-and-home series on back-to-back weekends to begin the month. The Falcons host the Vikings on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. before playing the Foresters on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Ozaukee Ice Center.

The Falcons travel to UW-Eau Claire for a pair of non-conference matchups on Nov. 24 and 25 before traveling to No. 11-ranked Adrian College.

A weekend MCHA road trip to No. 11-ranked Adrian College precedes the final two non-conference games at home against St. John's University on consecutive nights on Dec. 7 and 8 at the OIC. Game times for the finals games before the calendar year comes to a close are 7:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.

The 2013 portion of the schedule will be kind to the Falcons as they have 7-of-12 games on their home ice. They travel to Finlandia University on Jan. 11 for a pair of games, prior to hosting Northland College on Jan. 18 for a two game set starting at 7 p.m.

CUW will then squares off against Lake Forest College and No. 8-ranked MSOE in home-and-home series on back-to-back weekends. The Falcons play the Foresters on Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. and host the Raiders on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs of No. 11 Adrian College travel to Mequon for a weekend MCHA series on Feb. 8 and 9, at 7 and 4 p.m. CUW closes the regular season with a home-and-home series against Wise's former program, Marian University, beginning on Feb. 15. The regular season finale on Feb. 16 will start at 7 p.m.

For the complete 2012-13 CUW men's hockey schedule, click here.