Tigers announce 2020-21 schedule

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The National Collegiate Hockey Conference announced its league schedule with Colorado College hosting the first NCHC contest of the 2020-21 season on Thursday, Nov. 5 against the Miami RedHawks. No times were announced.

The Thursday night game was one of a few deviations from the usual Friday-Saturday formula. The first two games of the Gold Pan series versus rival Denver will be spread out over two weekends — at Magness Arena on Saturday, Feb. 6 and at the Broadmoor World Arena on Feb. 13. The usual home-and-home series concludes the regular season March 5-6. CC’s Senior Night is set for March 6.

There is no Air Force game for the first time since the 1982-83 season but CC has since announced that was simply due to a scheduling problem that was fixed for the 2021-22 season, when the new on-campus Robson Arena opens.

The only 2020-21 games against Omaha will be at home on Dec. 11-12 to close out the first half of the season before winter break. The first half is heavy on home games,. giving the Tigers an opportunity to get off to a good start.

CC returns to action in the four-team Mariucci Classic Jan. 2-3 on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. That four-team field reportedly includes St. Cloud State and UMass-Lowell.

“We are excited for another challenging schedule,” Tigers coach Mike Haviland said in a CC media release on Wednesday. “Once again, we will face several Top-20 teams and I think our fans will enjoy seeing some teams that usually are not on our schedule.”

Tigers 2020-21 schedule

Monday, Oct. 5  British Columbia Thunderbirds (exhibition)
Oct. 9-10 MAINE
Oct. 16-17 UNION
Oct. 23-24 at Michigan State
Oct. 30-31 OPEN
Thursday, Nov. 5 MIAMI *Conference foe
Friday, Nov. 6 MIAMI*
Nov. 13-14 at St. Cloud State*
Nov. 20-21 at Western Michigan*
Nov. 27-28 PRINCETON
Dec. 5-6 MINNESOTA DULUTH*
Dec. 11-12 OMAHA*
Jan. 2-3, 2021 at Mariucci Classic (host Minnesota, St. Cloud State, UMass-Lowell)
Jan. 8-9 at North Dakota*
Jan. 15-16 OPEN
Jan. 22-23 WESTERN MICHIGAN*
Jan. 29-30 at Minnesota Duluth*
Feb. 6 at Denver*
Feb. 13 DENVER*
Feb. 19-20 at Miami*
Feb. 26-27 NORTH DAKOTA*
March 5 at Denver*
March 6 DENVER* (Senior Night)
March 12-14 NCHC Quarterfinals
March 19-20 NCHC Frozen Faceoff (St. Paul, Minn.)

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